Massengale wins community health award | New
The Susan Mills-Gray Impact on Communities Health Award recognizes a regional faculty member at the University of Missouri Extension who has demonstrated excellence in leading policy, systemic, and environmental change efforts to improve the health of a community. community, county or region. Susan Mills-Gray, a former state nutrition and health specialist, established the award upon her retirement in 2021. The first recipient of the award is Dent County Extension Community Development Specialist Sarah Hultine Massengale.
Massengale was instrumental in the creation and development of the Council for a Healthy Dent County, a local 501c(3) non-profit organization in Dent County. The non-profit organization’s mission is to partner with the community to improve the health and quality of life of area residents. Massengale, as Community Development Specialist for Dent County, has been a great partner and resource for the organization since 2010. She served on the organization’s founding board and continues to serve and guide the board and staff. .