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About Us

The Rice County Chemical and Mental Health Coalition formed in 2018 when leaders in the county recognized the need to address the overlap between chemical and mental health among community members. Action team members from the former Rice County Chemical Health Coalition (established in 2004) and Rice County Mental Health Collective (established in 2011) came together to make a plan to merge efforts. The resulting coalition keeps Rice County at the forefront of advocating for system-level changes on behalf of community members throughout the county.

Using a public health approach and the best practice of “multiple strategies from multiple sectors”, the Rice County Chemical and Mental Health Coalition welcomes representatives from all sectors of the community. Through strengthening and expanding membership, the group is dedicated to building community capacity for chemical and mental health prevention efforts.

Upcoming Action Team Meetings

*Dates/times are subject to change. Contact Katie Reed at katie@northfieldhci.org to confirm. 
Advisory Board, meets quarterly on the third Wednesday of the month from 8:30-9:30 am
  • July 17, 2019
  • October 16, 2019
Prevention and Promotion Team,  meets the third Thursday of every month from 8:30-10:00 am
  • June 20, 2019
  • July 18, 2019
  • August 15, 2019
  • September 19, 2019
  • October 17, 2019
  • November 21, 2019
  • December 19, 2019
Northfield ASAP, meets the first Wednesday of the month from 7:00-8:30 pm at the Northfield Community Resource Center, Youth Wing room 108
  • July 10, 2019
  • August 7, 2019
  • September 4, 2019
  • October 2, 2019
  • November 6, 2019
  • December 4, 2019
Enforcement and Juvenile Justice, meets the second Tuesday of the month from 12:30-2:00 pm
  • July 9, 2019
  • August 13, 2019
  • September 10, 2019
  • October 8, 2019
  • November 12, 2019
  • December 10, 2019
Provider Team, meets quarterly on the third Wednesday of the month from 12:00-1:30 pm
  • August 21, 2019
  • November 20, 2019

Upcoming Mental Health First Aid Trainings:

Youth MHFA, Tue, June 18, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Northfield Community Resource Center

Adult MHFA, Mon June 24, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Faribault Buckham Memorial Library

Adult MHFA, Sat, June 29, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Northfield First United Church of Christ

Contact Katie Reed, katie@northfieldhci.org, if you’d like to sign up! 

 

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Need help?

We have a curated list of chemical and mental health resources available to Rice County-area residents. Check it out below!

Chemical and Mental Health Resources