AgrAbility's partners from the Brain Injury Association of Missouri and Department of Mental Health participated in the quarterly MOBHA Alliance face-to-face meeting. The MOBHA Alliance continues to meet and discuss effective ways in which the Alliance can make culturally sensitive behavioral health services accessible to service members, veterans and their families, by establishing strategies to raise awareness, increase availability, improve communication, and promote prevention.
Lincoln University Cooperative Extension staff from the Innovative Small Farmers Outreach Program worked with the University of Missouri Extension AgrAbility staff to provide direct assistance with onsite farmstead assessments to small farmers and ranchers of Missouri, especially those who are socially disadvantaged, under-served, and beginning farmer veterans. Karen Funkenbusch also presented an educational seminar for urban gardeners in collaboration with Lincoln University Extension Sprouts and Roots Conference titled: Gain With No Pain.
Submitted by Karen Funkenbusch
Jennifer Richter and Kerri Shipley, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy PharmD candidates, class of 2015, participated in the second year of the Pharm to Farm On-Site Farmstead Medication Assessments in partnership with the Missouri AgrAbility Project, under the supervision of Dr. Kelly Cochran. Students participated in direct patient care to assess risk and to educate about medications and side effects that can increase risk for agricultural-related injury. In an effort to connect farmers and ranchers with their local pharmacist, students conducted comprehensive medication reviews, counseled farmers about their medication use, and provided health screenings. Student also planned and conducted health screenings for fairgoers at the Cooper County Fair in Boonville, MO. They presented an educational seminar for urban gardeners in collaboration with Lincoln University Extension Sprouts and Roots Conference titled: Medication-related Falls: A Prescription for Safety. Jennifer and Kerri were also among the first at UMKC School of Pharmacy to provide effective and efficient farmstead medication assessment to a Missouri AgrAbility client located over four hours away through Missouri TeleHealth Network--a secure, online video conferencing program.
Submitted by Kelly Cochran