|The 5 Health Action Team members pose for a group photo|
Baton Rouge, La. - Members of the 5 Health Action Teams met in Annapolis, Maryland May 1-2, 2017 in conjunction with the National Health Outreach Conference. The Health Action Teams were highlighted in the ECOP Monday Minute on May 5th, at https://goo.gl/CJix7R. Two nutrition faculty members from the Southern University Agricultural Land-Grant Campus served on two of the five teams. Bernestine McGee, Professor of Human Nutrition and Food in the College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Science, served on the Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Team. Fatemeh Malekian, Professor of Human Nutrition at the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center served on the Health Literacy Action Team.
The teams developed a plan of action for their final report as the term of their appointment ends in 2017. They identified professional development from their areas that could contribute to six core competencies for Extension professionals to align with the Cooperative Extension/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation partnership. The teams were thanked for their service and acknowledged as pioneers of the Cooperative Extension’s National Framework for Health and Wellness.
At the national level, Cooperative Extension is coordinated by the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP), the representative leadership and governing body. The Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy (ESCOP) is the executive or operating body of the Experiment Station Section. It handles continuing business, organization, and policy issues on behalf of the state agricultural experiment station directors.