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K-State Research and Extension


A vibrant economy starts with a healthy population. We define health as a person’s physical, mental and emotional well-being. Our programs promote behaviors that improve quality of life, healthy development and active behaviors across life stages for all socioeconomic groups.


Summer 2018

Preventing opioid misuse through education 

Summer lunch program makes a big difference in western Kansas

Spring 2018

Nutrition education prevents hunger, food insecurity 

Video: Culture of Health

Winter 2018

Lifestyle changes reduce impact of diabetes

Counselors help seniors navigate Medicare options

Video: Science and health through school garden

Fall 2017

Publications, training deliver helpful information to Kansas citizens