Coast to Forest

Promote mental health. Reduce opioid abuse. Strengthen community resilience.

“From Coast to Forest: Building on Community Strengths to Promote Mental Health and Reduce Opioid Abuse in Rural Oregon” is led by OSU Extension Family and Community Health, the OSU Center for Health Innovation and the College of Public Health and Human Sciences.

These leaders are working toward reducing opioid misuse and abuse and their underlying causes and consequences and improving the mental health and well-being of Oregonians.

The project is funded through the Rural Health and Safety Education program of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Project activities will take place in Tillamook, Lincoln, Baker and Union Counties in Oregon.

Find more details via Oregon State University Extension Service about Coast to Forest: Mental Health Promotion in Rural Oregon.

 

Goals

  • Improve mental health and well-being
  • Reduce opioid misuse and abuse and associated harms
  • Expand training tools and technical assistance through the OSU Extension Service and College of Public Health and Human Sciences
  • Build capacity in rural Oregon to prevent and reduce opioid and stimulant use disorders and their consequences, and move people to recovery

Coast to Forest Local

Baker, Lincoln, Tillamook and Union Counties

  1. Free Mental Health First Aid Training (MHFA)
  2. County-specific Resource Guides
  3. Local Extension Radio Programming

Plus

  1. Community Conversations
  2. Prevention Week

Coast to Forest Oregon

All 36 Oregon Counties

  1. Free Mental Health First Aid Training (MHFA)
  2. County-specific Resource Guides
  3. Local Extension Radio Programming

Plus

  1. Web Library of Tools, Resources, Trainings
  2. De-Stigmatizing Media Training
  3. Peer Support Fundamentals (PSF) Training