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A Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Response for Iowa Agriculture


Iowa State University Extension and Outreach developed a comprehensive suicide prevention response to a series of agriculture related stressors, including the COVID-19 pandemic. This comprehensive package included the implementation of virtual Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), Question.Persuade.Refer. (QPR) and the enhancement of the Iowa Concern hotline. Implementation plans, funding, program execution, successes, lessons learned, and outcomes for each program response are reviewed.   

A Public Health Approach to Gambling

The webinar will help participants define public health and define the nature of problem gambling in a broader societal context. The speaker will describe the relationship of problem gambling to other problems and identify three public health approaches for problem gambling prevention. The speaker will also discuss Gambling Disorder within the content of health equity.

The Gambling Treatment Program Capability Index: A Model Based Approach Toward Program Development

This presentation will describe a program improvement project to assist with the development of a statewide system of publicly-funded gambling treatment programs. The target group were behavioral health agencies offering problem gambling treatment in Oregon. The development approach incorporated best practices as identified by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the gambling disorders literature, and expert review.

Fish and Chips: All-Inclusive Collegiate Problem Gambling Programming

In developing a problem gambling program with colleges and universities; where do you start? Who do you call? Who do you work with? If these answers don’t come easy you aren’t alone. While professionals in the problem gambling field have known for years that college and university students are at an increased risk for developing problem gambling behaviors, few have been able to get effective and sustainable programs off the ground.

Who’s Responsible for Responsible Gambling? New Research Findings and Their Implications for Diverse Stakeholder Groups

This presentation will discuss the concept of shared responsibility as applied to the prevention of problem gambling, situating shared responsibility within a larger public health framework. After establishing problem gambling prevention as a responsibility that should be shared among gamblers, operators, and other stakeholders, it will answer three empirical questions: (1) Are beliefs about shared (versus individual-only and external-only) responsibility linked to gambling patterns, and if so how?