collecting and sharing data, information, and resources which were located on multiple digital platforms. For
example, marketing materials, some individual program data, and a schedule of activities were maintained
in Microsoft Teams. The monthly and annual reports were kept in the University of Illinois-Urbana Box
account. Pre - and Post-surveys for programs could be found in Qualtrics, only existed in paper format, or
were housed on a national learning management system with restricted access. Additionally, information to
access farmer resources could be found on the North Central Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance web page,
the University of Missouri Extension website, and social media.
Centralizing these resources in one location helped the larger team to be more aware of the many tools and resources available and helped team members better connect individuals to the services and information they needed.
The NCFRSACi is currently piloting several programmatic innovations that are designed to mitigate barriers
to mental health care access across Missouri.
Routinely assessing mental health programs
and establishing measurement-based care
is essential to expanding quality mental
health care into more rural communities.
The NCFRSACi in Missouri is working to
stratify quality measures to better address
potential gaps in services for producers with
the long-term intent to continue to adapt
and expand services to other vulnerable
populations. Evaluating the training
components is essential to building capacity
for quality improvement across the state.
The program analysis requires coordination of data sources across multiple mental health program
interventions, engagement of agricultural producers and their allies, evaluation of MU Extension’s NCFRSACi
providers, and identification of best practices and efficacy of NCFRSACi mental health programs, education,
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