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MSU Extension Community Development





September 2017


News Reports and Resources


Suicide Factsheet from WHO

World Health Organization | READ STORY

Close to 800 000 people die due to suicide every year.   Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15–29-year-olds. An updated Factsheet from the WHO includes links to data.




Reversing Inequality: Unleashing the Transformative Potential of an Equitable Economy

The Next System Project | READ STORY

The US economy’s deep systemic inequalities of income, wealth, power, and opportunity are part of global inequality trends, but US-style capitalism and public policy make inequalities more acute. Their observable and felt harm to our civic and economic life is corroborated by research from many disciplines. Yet, by the same token, moving toward a more egalitarian society would realign most aspects of economic and social life for the better.



Medicaid Work Requirements Could Create Additional Problems in Rural

The Daily Yonder | READ STORY

Eight states have asked the federal government for permission to make Medicaid recipients work or look for work to qualify for benefits. But one in four participants is already working or wants to work, researchers say. The work requirements would affect about a third of Medicaid recipients.



Energy Efficiency and Industry: The National Trend

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy | READ STORY

The industrial sector is unique among end-use sectors in that its energy intensity has declined consistently in recent decades, decreasing 45% from 1977 through 2016. The decline occurred even though the sector’s energy use has fluctuated, its output has almost doubled, and economic activity has risen and fallen with economic cycles.



Broadband Economic Benefits: Why Invest in Broadband Infrastructure and Adoption?

The Daily Yonder | READ STORY

The long-term economic benefits of providing broadband access to every rural community exceed the cost of building that infrastructure. And it isn't even close.




6 Charts to Understand U.S. State Greenhouse Gas Emissions

World Resources Institute | READ STORY

As major global greenhouse gas emitters, U.S. states have the economic heft and legislative authority to move the United States toward much lower emissions and cleaner energy. While many have done so in the last decade, some remain stuck in the high-emitting past.






MT CD Update

The Montana State University Extension Community Development Update is Dec. 5-7 at Chico Hot Springs - Register here; we are happy to welcome our Extension colleagues from the region including ID, UT, WA, and WY. 

September 30 is the deadline for early-bird Registration and Proposal Submissions to the 2018 World Community Development Conference (June 24-27 in Kildare, Ireland). Join the International Association for Community Development at our 65th anniversary celebration and explore the theme of "Participation, Power and Progress: Community Development towards 2030 - Our Analysis, Our Actions."

The 2017 CDS-NACDEP Conference Proceedings are now available online.

The 8th Annual Community Foundation Convening is Sept. 26, University of Montana, Missoula; Register here.

Paul Lachapelle
MSU Community Development Specialist

Upcoming Events

Heartland Center's Annual Institute

October 17-19, 2017

Lincoln, Nebraska

Sponsor: Heartland Center for Leadership Development

2017 NAE4-HA Conference

November 12-17, 2017

Indianapolis, Indiana

Sponsor: Purdue Extension

Detroit 2018: Renaissance of Community

July 22-25, 2018

Detroit, Michigan

Sponsor: Community Development Society

Grants, Awards & Jobs

Funding to Advance Justice and Opportunity for People in Need

Deadline: Ongoing

Funder: Public Welfare Foundation 

Funding to Help People Recover from Substance Use Disorders

Deadline: Ongoing
Funder: Hanley Family Foundation

School Garden Grants

Deadline: October 8

Funder: BirdSleuth K-1

Addressing Suicide Research Gaps: Understanding Mortality Outcomes (RO1)

Deadline: November 2
Funder: Department of Health and Human Services

Director, Program Planning and Assessment

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES)
University of Illinois Extension

National News

UK Inflation Surprise Renews Talk of Interest Rate Increase

ABC News, September 12

Oil to Keep Flowing, but UN Sanctions Will Hit North Korea Hard

ABC News, September 12

ICRC Launches World's First Humanitarian Impact Bond

Devex, September 12

Decreased Net Spending Equals Crumbling Infrastructure

Planetizen, September 12

Montana News

Out of the Darkness Walk Raises Awareness for Suicide Prevention

KBZK, September 12

How to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

KULR, September 12

Lolo Woman Uses Social Media to Help Wildfire Victims

KXLF, September 12

Dinner to Benefit Women's Center That Helps Them Learn to Live Safer Lives

Billings Gazette, September 12


MSU Extension

MSU Extension Community Development | Wilson Hall 2-117 P.O. Box 172240 | Bozeman, MT 59717-2240
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