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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
  • January 15, 2020
  • April 15, 2020
  • July 15, 2020
  • October 14, 2020
Prevention and Promotion Team,  meets the third Thursday of every other month from 8:30-10:00 am
  • December 19, 2019
  • February 20, 2020
  • April 16, 2020
  • June 18, 2020
  • August 20, 2020
  • October 15, 2020
  • December 17, 2020
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
  • November 6, 2019
  • December 4, 2019
  • January 8, 2020 (meeting one week later due to New Year’s Day)
  • February 5, 2020
  • March 4, 2020
  • April 1, 2020
  • May 6, 2020
  • June 3, 2020
  • July 1, 2020
  • August 5, 2020
  • September 2, 2020
  • October 7, 2020
  • November 4, 2020
  • December 2, 2020
Access and Equity, meets on the third Monday of each month
  • November 18, 2019
  • December 16, 2019
  • January 20, 2020
  • February 17, 2020
  • March 16, 2020
  • April 20, 2020
  • May 18, 2020
  • June 15, 2020
  • July 20, 2020
  • August 17, 2020
  • September 21, 2020
Enforcement and Juvenile Justice, meets quarterly on the second Tuesday of the month from 12:30-2:00 pm
  • December 10, 2019
  • March 10, 2020
  • June 9, 2020
  • September 8, 2020
  • December 8, 2020
Provider Team, meets quarterly on the third Wednesday of the month from 12:00-1:30 pm
  • November 20, 2019
  • February 19, 2020
  • May 20, 2020
  • August 19, 2020
  • November 18, 2020

Learn more about free
Mental Health First Aid trainings
for Rice County community members!

 

Nominate a Prevention Champion today!

A Prevention Champion is someone who provides support for a healthier life for young people in our community – someone who helps reduce risk factors for alcohol and drug abuse, someone who supports recovery, or someone who builds assets for our youth and other community members. Learn more

 

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