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Supporting a Culture of Health: Empowering the Youth of Casey County

September 27, 2022

Host:  Dr. Jennifer Hunter, Assistant Director for Family and Consumer Sciences Extension, University of Kentucky

Guest: Dr. Angela Grubbs, Nurse Practitioner and Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in Nursing and Dentistry

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An interdisciplinary team of UK health care providers joined together to positively impact the health of Casey County elementary-aged children with funding support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  Working with the community, the team focused on providing tools that targeted five elements of health:

· Preventing illness/injuries and risky behaviors;

· Emphasizing the importance of oral health;

· Abstaining from all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes);

· Eating healthy/nutritious foods; and

· Emphasizing the importance of physical activity.

For more information about this initiative and other UK Dentistry resources, visit:

CASEY Health: Coordinating Activities to Support Empowerment of Youth

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