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ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Alabama Extension is known for educating citizens on improving their health and well-being. However, it is especially nice to receive national recognition for these efforts from your peers—especially twice in one day.

During the 72nd National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) – Alabama Affiliate Award Program on Wednesday, April 28, teams led by Extension health and nutrition specialist Tamara Warren, received the Communications Radio or Podcast Award for a radio segment on diabetes, and the Family Health and Wellness Award for the CHAMPION Shaping Your Health program series.

Team Members

Communication, Radio and Podcast: Diabetes Radio Spot

  • Shanetria Brown-Orr
  • Michael Burns
  • Kristen Campbell
  • Juana Christian
  • Nkenge Hyter
  • Pamela Jude
  • Megan Lester
  • Darlene Minniefield
  • Monica Townser
  • Tamara Warren
  • Wendi Williams

Family Health Wellness:  CHAMPION Shaping Your Health Series

  • Shanetria Brown-Orr
  • Kristen Campbell
  • Juana Christian
  • Nkenge Hyter
  • Pamela Jude
  • Megan Lester
  • Darlene Minniefield
  • Monica Townser
  • Shannon Schoeneweiss
  • Tamara Warren
  • Wendi Williams

“On behalf of the teams that made this work possible, I wish to thank NEAFCS. It is an honor to be recognized for the work we do in educating people about a major health disparity in Alabama and in enhancing health literacy across the state,” said Warren.

Congratulations to Warren and her colleagues for delivering timely health information when people are searching the Internet for accurate material that can be easily understood and easily used.

About NEAFCS Awards

The NEAFCS educates and recognizes Extension professionals that impact the quality of life for people and communities. Each year the organization honors the contributions of members to the profession and to society. For example, the Family Health and Wellness Award recognizes “innovative programs that promote and improve the health and wellness of families including but not limited to nutrition, fitness, family meals, meal planning, time or stress management, and healthy lifestyle.”

The Communications Radio/Podcast Program Award “encourages excellence in communications in nine categories, including educational radio and/or podcast programs/spots.”

For More Information

Visit the Alabama Extension website at www.aces.edu for additional health information.

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