Agricultural Behavioral Health: Brief Interventions within a Medical Setting

Module Materials

Having difficulty talking to a farmer about health concerns? 

You are not alone. This module discusses the ‘agrarian imperative’ (the notion of protecting the land at all costs) as a common motivator driving the risk-taking behaviors among our farmers. Two brief nonpharmacological interventions are introduced as part of The LandLogic ModelSM to promote patient engagement when discussing physical and behavioral health topics with farmers.   

Learning Objectives 

After completing this module, the learner will be able to: 

  • Describe the importance of the agrarian imperative as a common motivator. 
  • Build trust when engaging farming patients.
  • Apply the use of two brief non-pharmacological interventions to promote dialogue between physician and farmer.

Who Should Complete this Module?

This information in this module is valuable for physicians, advanced practitioners, social workers, psychologists, therapists, and others. 

This module is not designed to address symptoms resulting from Severe and Persistent Mental Illnesses

Disclosure Statement: The following module is owned by developer, Kaila S. Anderson, LMSW, and it is a part of a contract agreement between entities.  This module is not a part of The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus curriculum.  

CME credit available.

Approximate Time: 90 minutes

Agricultural Behavioral Health: Brief Interventions within a Medical Setting