Mental Health in Farming Populations

Assessing the mental and behavioral healthcare needs of agricultural workers in the San Luis Valley, Colorado

About the study

U.S. agricultural workers suffer from significantly higher rates of mental and behavioral health challenges such as anxiety, depression, and suicide—a problem that is often exacerbated by reduced access to healthcare resources. This project will leverage community knowledge and networks to better assess the state of mental and behavioral health among agricultural workers in the San Luis Valley of southern Colorado and identify strategies to fill gaps in available support.

The team

Gwenith Fisher

Associate Professor, Occupational Health Psychology Program Director (MAP ERC)

Katherine James PhD, MS, MSPH

Associate Professor, Director

Nicholas Stoll MPH

Sr. Professional Research Assistant


For questions about the study or for more information, please contact us.
This program is supported by a cooperative agreement (2 U19OH011227-06-00) with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health as part of one of 10 national Centers of Excellence for Total Worker Health®.

Center for Health, Work & Environment

Colorado School of Public Health

CU Anschutz

Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place

Suite W3111

Mail Stop B119

Aurora, CO 80045

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