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
  • October 16, 2019
Prevention and Promotion Team,  meets the third Thursday of every other month from 8:30-10:00 am
  • October 17, 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
  • September 11, 2019 (held one week later due to start of the school year)
  • October 2, 2019
  • November 6, 2019
  • December 4, 2019
Enforcement and Juvenile Justice, meets quarterly on the second Tuesday of the month from 12:30-2:00 pm
  • September 10, 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:

Check back often!

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


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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