Department of Family Medicine
The Family Physician's Guide to: Resources of the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service
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The Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service is a valuable community resource to you in the care and management of your patients and their families? Extension provides a wealth of research-based information promoting opportunities for healthy living and growing. Delivery of programs includes seminars, lectures, workshops, demonstrations, tours, special events, publications, telephone requests, referrals, and organized groups.
In South Carolina, Extension works hand-in-hand with citizens helping them build better lives through the dissemination of practical, useful information on matters within its prescribed areas of responsibility; agricultural and natural resources, home economics, 4-H and youth, and community development programs.
Extension seeks to help people improve their skills, earning capacities, nutrition and health, and attain needed educational, personal and social attributes. This results in family stability that helps raise the standard of living. Leadership opportunities encourage people to realize their full potential as responsible citizens and multiply the efforts of Extension professionals.
The Cooperative Extension Service exists to improve the lives of its clientele by helping people to help themselves. Some areas where the resources of your Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service office can be of help with your patients and their families include:
AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES
- Educating families on fruit and vegetable production and practical pest solutions.
- Household pests and grounds management.
- Master Gardener Program (an opportunity for community service through education and sharing of skills).
- Pesticide safety training.
FOOD AND NUTRITION
- Buying, planning and preparing nutritionally-balanced meals.
- Food safety and preservation.
- Evaluating food and nutritional information.
- EFNEP (Expanded Food/Nutrition Education Program) for limited resource families.
- Teaching lifestyle changes to help reduce chronic disease.
FAMILY LIFE AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
- Consulting on household moisture.
- Financial management including housing affordability.
- Coping skills.
- Clothing care.
4-H & YOUTH (AGES 9-19)
- Developing positive self concepts by promoting eight life skills (learning by doing), leadership and citizenship in school and the community, and special interest clubs.
- Promoting interagency cooperation in teen pregnancy prevention and drug prevention.