About our health extension model
The MSU model of health extension is based on multi-directional relationships between campus- and clinic-based MSU researchers, local MSU Extension educators, and health partners in communities in order to improve health outcomes. We do this by designing and conducting community-based health research and implementing effective local programs that address health, thus fulfilling the mission of the land-grant university to translate health research into community-based education.
What is MSU Extension?
Michigan State University (MSU) Extension helps people improve their lives by bringing the vast knowledge resources of MSU directly to individuals, communities and businesses.
With a presence in every Michigan county, Extension faculty and staff members provide tools to live and work better. From a personal meeting to information online, MSU Extension educators work every day to provide the most current information when people need it to ensure success – in the workplace, at home and in the community.
May 25, 2017 | Beth Stuever | An MSU Extension partnership is serving as a model of how the Cooperative Extension System can collaborate with medical schools and faculty to increase health research and strengthen primary care delivery to patients.
February 8, 2017 | Holly Tiret | Self-compassion can help improve your health and happiness.
December 5, 2016 | Holly Tiret | How infant massage benefits mom, dad and your baby.
August 31, 2016 | Cathy Newkirk | Take care when using popular media to learn about healthcare.
August 27, 2015 | Erin Carter | The MSU Extension Health Research team has winning approach for making communities healthier.
June 29, 2015 | Cathy Newkirk | Support health research by becoming a ResearchMatch volunteer today.