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Resources by Topic: Farmers and farmworkers

Compendium of Measures to Prevent Disease Associated with Animals in Public Settings, 2017
Provides standardized guidelines for public health officials, veterinarians, animal venue operators and exhibitors, farmers, visitors, and those concerned with minimizing health risks from contact with animals. Describes risks from infections such as enteric diseases, rabies, influenza, and others.
Author(s): Russell F. Daly, Jennifer House, Danielle Stanek, Mary Grace Stobierski
Location: Journal of the American Veterinary Medicine Association, 251(11), 1268-1292
Date: 12/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians Animal Contact Compendium Committee
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Occupational Exposure to Vapor-Gas, Dust, and Fumes in a Cohort of Rural Adults in Iowa Compared with a Cohort of Urban Adults
Examines differences in occupational exposure to vapor-gas, dust, and fumes in rural and urban areas. The rural population studied included both current and former farmers, and those who never farmed, thereby providing insights related to non-agriculture occupational exposure to airborne pollutants in rural areas.
Author(s): Brent C. Doney, Paul K. Henneberger, Michael J. Humann, et al.
Location: MMWR Surveillance Summaries, 66(21), 1-5
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Agricultural Health and Safety Rural Health Chat
Summary of an August 2017 Twitter chat focused on agricultural health and safety. Documents a conversation among rural health experts addressing a range of topics, including health and safety risks related to agriculture and ranching, the role of the rural healthcare system and emergency responders, resources to address ag health and safety concerns, and innovative solutions.
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Health Insurance is Key to Farm & Ranch Economic Viability - 2017 National Farmer and Rancher Survey Findings
Details the results of a national farmer and rancher survey regarding health insurance coverage and its importance to health of agricultural workers and their families. Discusses the impact of health insurance coverage and cost on the agricultural economy.
Author(s): Shoshanah Inwood, Alana Knudson, Katlyn Morris, et al.
Date: 07/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: HIREDnAg
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Respirator Use among U.S. Farm Operators with Asthma: Results from the 2011 Farm and Ranch Safety Survey
Details a study on respirator use by farm workers with work-induced asthma based on the 2011 Farm and Ranch Safety Survey. Analyzes data based on type of farm/ranch, acreage, and individual farm-worker characteristics, such as age, marital status, and smoking status, among others.
Author(s): Megan L. Casey, Jacek M. Mazurek
Location: Journal of Agromedicine, 22(2), 78-88
Date: 01/2017
Type: Document
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Heat Strain, Volume Depletion and Kidney Function in California Agricultural Workers
Presents a study of agricultural workers in California on the long-term health outcomes of working while being continually exposed to high temperatures. Discusses the complications that stem from repeated heat strain and volume depletion, such as acute kidney injury (AKI). Breaks down data by laborers country of origin, gender, and history of kidney disease, among other factors.
Author(s): Sally Moyce, Diane Mitchell, Tracey Armitage, et al.
Location: Occupational & Environmental Medicine, 74, 402-409
Date: 01/2017
Type: Document
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Improving Health Care for Spanish-Speaking Rural Dairy Farm Workers
Evaluation of a project to improve services offered by Dartmouth Geisel Migrant Health and a Federally Qualified Health Center. The 25 participants were dairy workers originally from Southern Mexico who were employed on 6 farms in Vermont and New Hampshire during the 7 months of the study.
Author(s): Caledonia Buckheit, Dwan Pineros, Ardis Olson, Deborah Johnson, Stephen Genereaux
Location: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 30(1), 91-93
Date: 2017
Type: Document
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Findings from the National Agricultural Workers Survey (NAWS) 2013-2014: A Demographic and Employment Profile of United States Farmworkers
Reports on demographic and employment characteristics of hired agricultural workers in the United States. Includes data on health insurance and healthcare access, as well as information on social determinants of health such as income, education level, language skills, and housing. Based on data collected from face-to-face interviews with 4,235 crop farmworkers conducted between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2014.
Author(s): Trish Hernandez, Susan Gabbard, Daniel Carroll
Date: 12/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Labor
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Status Check VI: Pennsylvania Rural Health Care
Presents an overview of challenges to providing healthcare in rural Pennsylvania. Includes chapters on health workforce recruitment and retention; access to primary care, emergency, perinatal, and elder care; insurance coverage; health disparities; and other health issues affecting rural Pennsylvania. Also contains a Rural Health Resource Directory with descriptions of organizations throughout the state that have an interest in improving rural healthcare.
Date: 11/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Pennsylvania Rural Health Association
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Detection of Latent Tuberculosis Infection Among Migrant Farmworkers Along the US-Mexico Border
Evaluates the comparability of the tuberculin skin test (TST) and the QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube (QFT-GIT) to detect latent TB infection (LTBI) among migrant farmworkers in the San Luis US-Mexico border region of Arizona, and to observe the influence of demographic and clinical dynamics on test results.
Author(s): Eyal Oren, Mallorie Fiero, Erika Barrett, et al.
Location: BMC Infectious Diseases, 16, 630
Date: 11/2016
Type: Document
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