Partners for this project include the following:
Sowing the Seeds of Hope Coalition — Provides behavioral health services to uninsured, underinsured, and other at-risk farm and ranch families and agricultural workers. The regional program includes seven states: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The Minnesota coalition was involved in development of this series.
University of Minnesota Extension — Connects community needs with University of Minnesota resources on a statewide, regional, and local level. Provides educational opportunities on family, youth, agriculture, garden, environment, and community-related issues.
AgriWellness — Works to address the behavioral health care needs of agricultural populations and communities and to provide education about these needs.
Slama Consulting — Contact Kay Slama — Consults organizations and individuals related to rural people and behavioral health. Dr. Slama is past president of the Minnesota Rural Health Association, has served in a number of other positions, and has published articles on making service appropriate for rural people.
Office of Rural Health & Primary Care — Minnesota Department of Health — Promotes access to quality health care for rural and underserved urban Minnesotans. Works as partners with communities, providers, policymakers and other organizations to develop innovative approaches and tailor tools and resources to diverse populations.
Crisis Connection — Call 1-866-379-6363 from Minnesota area codes — Provides 24-hour crisis counseling by telephone 365 days per year to anyone calling from a Minnesota area code. The call center has been trained to answer questions that specifically relate to this training and stress in general.
This series is funded in part by the Otto Bremer Foundation, which assists people in achieving full economic, civic and social participation in and for the betterment of their communities.