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Erin Yelland receives fellowship from eXtension to focus on health and wellness

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Erin Yelland, assistant professor and extension specialist in the Department of Applied Human Sciences, has been awarded a one-year fellowship in health and wellness through the eXtension Foundation.

The fellowship will focus on building the capacity and expanding the portfolio of the National Cooperative Extension System’s work focused on health and well-being, particularly within the area of social determinants of health.

As an Extension specialist, much of Yelland’s research, scholarship and creative endeavors focus on the development, implementation, and evaluation of Extension initiatives related to health and wellness across the lifespan that promote optimal aging. She is also passionate about the social and ecological determinants of community health and enhancing Extension’s role in creating policy, systems, and environmental changes that support a culture of health.

eXtension works to help Extension professionals generate a more visible, measurable and local impact. eXtension’s mission is to increase Extension professionals’ effectiveness in addressing issues of importance to the nation. The organization provides up-to-date science, evidence-based information and education to Extension professionals and the general public.

This article was posted on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, and is filed under Applied Human Sciences, College News, Faculty Research.