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Military Community and Family Policy – Cooperative Extension as Force Multiplier

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Building Healthy Military Communities Pilot CCB Summit

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Military Community and Family Policy – Cooperative Extension as Force Multiplier

  1. 1. Building Healthy Military Communities Pilot CCB Summit Military Community and Family Policy – Cooperative Extension as Force Multiplier Keith G. Tidball, PhD Shirlington, VA March 8-9, 2017
  2. 2. Primary Questions • How do you determine a methodology to assess the health, well-being, and resiliency needs/requirements of your community/population? • How do you compare those needs/requirements to the community’s capability to meet those needs? • Once you identify gaps in being able to meet your community needs, how do you develop a plan to address these gaps?
  3. 3. First – Re-Introductions
  4. 4. Re-Introductions Cont.
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  6. 6. Re-Introductions Cont. • Cooperative Extension System is operated through the nation’s Land- Grant University System in partnership with the federal and state and local governments. • As the federal partner, NIFA develops methods to address national priorities, funds and awards grants, and provides program leadership. • The agency supports both the universities and local CES offices to bring science directly to the regional and county level.
  7. 7. Re-Introductions Cont. RELYING ON A PROVEN SYSTEM • Cooperative Extension System (CES) is a nationwide, non-credit educational network that addresses public needs by providing non- formal higher education and learning activities to farmers, ranchers, communities, youth, and families throughout the nation. • With an organization that has been operating for over a century, CES is well positioned to efficiently get needed tools and knowledge into the hands of the people who need them..
  8. 8. Re-Introductions Cont. UNPRECEDENTED REACH • At a time when social, agricultural, food, and environmental challenges are mounting and needs are growing, CES is more relevant than ever. • With its wide reach — an office in or near most of the nation's approximately 3,000 counties — extension agents and educators help farmers grow crops, homeowners plan and maintain their homes, and youth learn skills to become tomorrow's leaders. • Military families and veterans have always been regular users of CES, however, greater emphasis on these populations is underway.
  9. 9. Re-Introductions Cont. HOW IT WORKS: TRANSLATING RESEARCH INTO ACTION • University faculty members, who are disciplinary experts, translate science-based research results into language — written, verbal, and electronic — appropriate for targeted audiences. • County-based educators work with local citizens and interest groups to solve problems, evaluate the effectiveness of learning tools, and collect grassroots input to prioritize future research. • By living and working in communities, county educators are able to rely on existing relationships to respond to local needs, build trust, and engage effectively with citizens.
  10. 10. Re-Introductions Cont. Bottom line – Federal agency resources, with: • Massive community reach • Extensive experience in relevant subject areas • Long history and solid reputation
  11. 11. Total Force Fitness Overview 12 Total Force Fitness (TFF) is a DoD framework for well-being that views “health, wellness, and resilience and as holistic concept”, requiring “a connection among mind, body, spirt, and social relationships”.1 Main Points2: • *TFF was created by the Joint Chiefs of Staff and became policy in 2011. • TFF is the DoD’s 21st Century paradigm for improving Population Health, and includes eight domains of fitness. • TFF is a state in which the individual, family and organization can sustain well-being and performance under all conditions. • The Services are responsible for implementing TFF Programs. • TFF requires the collaboration of the partners in public health. 1. Senate Report 114-63 2. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Instruction (CJCSI) 3405.01 *The 8 domains in blue were the original domains recommended by the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Additional measures, highlighted in gray, are under consideration. Service Members & Families Financial Employment Physical Environmental Medical & DentalSpiritual Nutrition Psychological Behavioral Social Legal TFF Domain Areas Service Members & Families
  12. 12. Total Force Fitness and Cooperative Extension Financial Employment Physical Environmental Medical & DentalSpiritual Nutrition Psychological Behavioral Social Legal TFF Domain Areas Service Members & Families
  13. 13. Total Force Fitness and Cooperative Extension: Examples
  14. 14. Total Force Fitness and Cooperative Extension: Examples
  15. 15. Total Force Fitness and Cooperative Extension: Examples
  16. 16. Total Force Fitness and Cooperative Extension: Examples Total Force Fitness Cooperative Extension Physical Strategic goal: Combat childhood obesity by ensuring availability of affordable, nutritious food and providing individuals and families science-based nutritional guidance. Health Literacy Environmental Strategic Goal: Optimize the production of goods and services from working lands while protecting the nation’s natural resource base and environment. Strategic goal: Advance the development and delivery of science for agricultural, forest, and range systems adapted to climate variability and to mitigate climate impacts. Homeowner education from pesticides to disaster preparedness. Medical/dental Nutritional Strategic goal: Advance our nation’s ability to achieve global food security and fight hunger General nutrition education, healthy food choices Spiritual Psychological Family Science, Child Development Parenting, Aging/caregiving Behavioral Enhance youth and family development, Financial education, CYFAR programs focus on youth and families at risk. Social Youth development (4-H) Strengthen educational capacity to prepare the next generation of scientists, agricultural producers, and educators. Relationships, parenting
  17. 17. Determine a methodology? How do you determine a methodology to assess the health, well-being, and resiliency needs/requirements of your community/population?
  18. 18. Determine a methodology?
  19. 19. Match needs/requirements to the community’s capability to meet those needs? • Ground-truth Community Readiness Inventory results with local Cooperative Extension staff. • Identify priority areas where Cooperative Extension has programming that can meet a need and be targeted to military families • Use Cooperative Extension as a Force Multiplier in the Family Readiness Mission!
  20. 20. Develop a plan to address gaps? • Start with training - https://militaryfamilies.extension.org/co mmunity-capacity-building/community- capacity-building-training/
  21. 21. Develop a plan to address gaps? FUNDAMENTALS • Overview • Community Action & Change • Becoming a CCB Organization • Results Focused Planning https://militaryfamilies.extension.org/community-capacity-building/community-capacity-building-training/
  22. 22. Develop a plan to address gaps? ADVANCED • Community Assessment • Strengthening Formal Systems through Collaboration • Mobilizing Informal Networks • Engaging Military Leaders • Monitoring Results & Activities • Sustaining Desired Results https://militaryfamilies.extension.org/community-capacity-building/community-capacity-building-training/
  23. 23. Develop a plan to address gaps? • Use training to better leverage relationships with state and local Cooperative Extension programs • More examples
  24. 24. Thank you!

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