A national Web-based survey administered through the University of Maryland assessed Cooperative Extension's involvement in public policy education specific to health and wellness. Respondents included Family Consumer Sciences administrators, faculty, and staff. The majority of respondents agreed that public policy education was within the scope of their responsibilities, critical to their programs, and helpful in raising citizens' interest and commitment to healthier communities. However, public policy education efforts would benefit from a more integrated approach across the national Extension system in terms of policy focus and Extension professionals' roles and level of involvement.
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Gerrior, S., Beckstrom, L., Braun, B., Chipman, H., Drescher, A., Drake, L., Fungwe, T., & Young, D. (2009). Building Public Issues Education Capacity to Address Health and Wellness: Recommendations from a Survey of Extension Professionals. The Journal of Extension, 47(5), Article 5. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol47/iss5/5