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Bengal Health Chat about Social Impacts to Health

Maggie Mann with Rex Force

Maggie Mann, district director for Southeastern Idaho Public Health joins Dean Teresa Conner for a discussion on the social aspects that can influence a person’s health such as education, socioeconomic status, and access to transportation, among others.

Southeastern Idaho Public Health provides health services in eight counties, spanning a population base of approximately 176,000 people. Mann discusses the efforts of her team and all of the communities and organizations who are working to ensure that citizens in those eight counties have the basic health and human services they need to not just survive, but thrive.

Teresa Conner, dean for the College of Health at Idaho State University oversees College of Health administration and operations through facilitating strategic and facilities planning. Conner also supports a robust research profile, promotes faculty development in teaching, scholarship, and service, as well as builds and maintains collaborative relationships within the COH, community organizations, business and industry, civic and government, and educational systems.