AgriSafe partners with Mississippi State University Extension as part of the “Preventing Opioid Misuse In the SouthEast: The Promise Initiative” which focuses on preventing Opioid Misuse in the agricultural population. This project was supported by the FY17 USDA NIFA Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA, Grant # 2017-46100-27225 and the FY18 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Rural Opioids Technical Assistance Grants (ROTA) # TI-18-022.

AgriSafe will focus on training health care providers in Mississippi with three training topics: Talking to Farmers About Their Pain; Assessment of Opioid Misuse Risk Among Farmers in the Clinical Setting; and Safety Sensitivity of Opioid Use in High Hazardous Industries Such as Agriculture. For more information click here or contact Knesha Rose-Davison , Health Communications Director.