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Rural Response to Farmer Mental Health and Suicide Prevention – Organizations

AgriSafe Network
Supports a network of trained agricultural health and safety professionals that assure access to preventive services for farm families and the agricultural community.
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Supports behavioral health awareness for farmers, farmworkers, and ranchers in the Northeast through a service provider network. Offers mental health resources and trainings.
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Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP)
Coordinates activities related to rural healthcare within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Part of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Focuses on matters affecting rural hospitals and healthcare, coordinating activities within the department that relate to rural healthcare, and maintaining a national information clearinghouse.
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Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health
A NIOSH Agricultural Safety and Health Center located at the University of Iowa College of Public Health focusing on prevention of agricultural injury and illness, and improvement of safety and health among agricultural communities through scientific research, education, outreach and intervention programs.
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North Central Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Center
Network of lead agencies in 12 states that facilitate access to stress and mental health resources to support farm and ranch communities.
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Rural Minds
Provides information and resources on mental health in rural America. Works to challenge stigmas surrounding mental health issues in rural communities.
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Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention (SCAHIP)
Works to address agricultural and forestry safety concerns across the Southeastern U.S. through data surveillance, outreach, and evaluation. A NIOSH Agricultural Safety and Health Center located at the University of Kentucky.
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Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (SCCAHS)
Works to address agricultural, fishing, and forestry health and safety concerns in 10 coastal states and territories through research, outreach, and educational resources. A NIOSH Agricultural Safety and Health Center lead by the University of Florida in partnership with 5 other universities in Florida, Georgia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Offers numerous funding opportunities such as Rural Economic Development Grants, Rural Business Opportunity Grants, Farm Labor Grants, and others.
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Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH)
A collaboration of the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and College of Veterinary Medicine, the National Farm Medicine Center of the Marshfield Clinic, and the Minnesota Department of Health focusing on occupational health and safety issues in animal agriculture production.
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Western Regional Agricultural Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP)
Provides resources, funding opportunities, and events to support mental health and farm stress assistance in the Western U.S.
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Last Reviewed: 11/30/2021