Using NEAR sciences to address community health : a primer
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Many communities experience high rates of risk factors that can impact life-long health outcomes. The NEAR sciences (neuroscience, epigenetics, adverse childhood experiences, and resilience) can help prevention practitioners within and outside of Extension understand how to address these risks using approaches like trauma-informed care and building protective factors in at-risk communities. Collective impact groups can network to provide wrap-around supports and services to communities and families. Kitsap Strong, a collective impact program in Kitsap County, is an example of a network utilizing NEAR sciences and trauma-informed care.