March events to provide valuable support to farmers and their families
SIU's Farm Family Resource Initiative will host a webinar series for women in agriculture and a community forum on succession planning in March.
Suicide support group to meet this fall
With suicide on the rise within the agriculture community, the Farm Family Resource Initiative is launching an open support group for farmers and farm family members 18 years and older who have lost a
Summit to address rural program, policy needs Oct. 27
Rural communities require rural-specific, innovative programs and policies to reverse disparities in access to basic resources, education and educational opportunity. An upcoming event is designed to
Online training available to better understand, treat farmers' health issues
A new mental health training resource is available to assist rural health care providers.
Online courses offered to improve rural nursing skills
Nurses who provide care for farmers and workers in the agricultural sector can be better prepared for detecting and treating illnesses specific to the industry through a new educational program offered online.
Farmer mental health initiative highlighted during Mental Health Awareness Month
May is Mental Health Awareness month and also coincides with the spring planting season.
Webinar to discuss rural experiences, innovations driven by COVID
Health and policy experts from Southern Illinois University (SIU) Medicine Department of Population Science and Policy, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute and UIC School of Public Health joined Illinois Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton to discuss how the pandemic is changing health care in rural communities.
Farm health helpline & service now available statewide
Farming is a challenging and sometimes dangerous business. Weather, machinery, logistics and livestock can cause difficulties within a day’s work. Yet these can pale next to the concerns and stress
Report, Webinar Focuses on Impact of COVID-19 and Rural Children’s Development
SPRINGFIELD, IL – A new report finds that the pandemic is having an outsize impact on rural children as COVID-19 continues to complicate the systems that support rural children’s development. Children