Wellness in Tough Times

T A B L E O F CO N T E N T S

ATTRIBUTION....................................................................................................................................... 2 MEET THE TEAM .................................................................................................................................. 5 Acknowledgements ............................................................................................................................. 7 INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................................... 8 Outreach Highlights .................................................................................................................................................................................9 Part One: Collaborating With Communities ........................................................................... 13 Choosing Pilot Locations for the Wellness in Tough Times Project ......................................................................................13 Community Advocates Are the Key to Success ............................................................................................................................14 Part Two: Needs Assessment and Evaluation......................................................................... 15 Husker Harvest Days Survey ...............................................................................................................................................................15 Community-Informed Research for Improving the Delivery of Virtual Resources Promoting Wellness and Stress Management .............................................................17 Extension Foundation Health and Wellness Survey ...................................................................................................................20 Assessing Mental and Physical Health-Related Quality of Life Issues in Rural Communities Following a Natural Disaster .............................................................................................................21 Internal Assessment—Nebraska Extension ..................................................................................................................................26 Connect Extension Chat .......................................................................................................................................................................27 Part Three: Programming ...................................................................................................... 29 “Communicating With Farmers Under Stress” ............................................................................................................................29 Neighbor-to-Neighbor Initiative ........................................................................................................................................................31 Wellness in Tough Times Inspires Outreach Projects in Australia ........................................................................................35 Part Four: Community Projects .............................................................................................. 42 Community-led Projects Supported by Wellness in Tough Times ........................................................................................42 Read for Resilience: Books for Young Children ............................................................................................................................44 Little Free Libraries for Communities ..............................................................................................................................................44 “Start the Conversation” Bingo .........................................................................................................................................................45 Neighbor-to-Neighbor Quarterly Newsletter ...............................................................................................................................52 Part Five: Media and Storytelling .......................................................................................... 53 “Start the Conversation” Bulletins ...................................................................................................................................................53 “Nebraska Extension Cares” Resource Cards ...............................................................................................................................54 Public Service Announcements .........................................................................................................................................................56 Podcasts .....................................................................................................................................................................................................57 Videos .........................................................................................................................................................................................................58

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