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Webinar: Assessment of Opioid Misuse Risk Among Farmers in the Clinical Setting
Friday, May 21, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
Category: Webinars

Assessment of Opioid Misuse Risk Among Farmers in the Clinical Setting

Summary: Prescription opioids are often the first-line therapy to treat chronic and acute pain among farmers. Prescribing opioids to farmer populations that may not seek regular treatment or have access to alternative therapies increases the risk for potential opioid misuse. Properly assessing for these characteristics among other abuse or addiction risk factors, is critical in providing treatment that is both appropriate and effective. The training module will seek to provide insight on misuse risk factors among farmers to better inform healthcare providers on warning signs in this specific cohort.

Objectives: By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to: 
  • List potential risk factors for opioid misuse among farmers
  • Describe proper opioid misuse assessment strategies
  • Identify effective alternatives for treating chronic and acute pain among farmers


  • Dr. Ali Hartman, Consulting PT, DPT, CF-L1, Pro-Activity North Carolina
  • Dr. Tara Haskins, DNP, RN, Total Farmer Health Director, AgriSafe Network
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This project was supported by the FY17 USDA NIFA Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA, Grant # 2017-46100-27225 and the FY18 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Rural Opioids Technical Assistance Grants (ROTA) #6H79TI081894-02M001 to Mississippi State University Extension Service. This educational series is prepared and presented by AgriSafe with support from Mississippi State University Extension Service as part of The PROMISE Initiative.

Contact: Natalie Roy - [email protected] or Stacey Jenkins - [email protected]