Cooperative Extension

The resources on this page can help people and organizations identify common interests and opportunities to work with Cooperative Extension teams to improve health literacy and address other public health issues in their communities. The Cooperative Extension System is a network of more than 100 of America’s land-grant colleges and universities working with thousands of county and regional Extension offices.

Cooperative Extension Service

The U.S. Cooperative Extension System published their National Framework for Health and Wellnessexternal icon in 2014.

A special issue of the Journal of Human Sciences& Extensionexternal icon provides reports on implementation of the framework, including Cooperative Extension and Health Literacy: A National Focusexternal icon.


Page last reviewed: November 6, 2020