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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Farmers and farmworkers

Responding to Crisis: Farmer Mental Health Programs in the Extension North Central Region
Provides an overview of programs and resources to address the mental health needs of farmers and farm families in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Discusses outreach efforts in the region and best practices in developing materials.
Author(s): Shoshanah Inwood, Florence Becot, Andrea Bjornestad, Carrie Henning-Smith, Andrew Alberth
Citation: Journal of Extension, 57(6)
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
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Who and How: Exploring the Preferred Senders and Channels of Mental Health Information for Wisconsin Farmers
Presents a study on the dissemination of mental health information to farmers. Farmers were surveyed on how they would like to receive this information and who they think should present it to them.
Author(s): Josie M. Rudolphi, Richard Berg, Barbara Marlenga
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(20), 3836
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
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Defining the Rural Health Care Professional Role in Assuring Total Farmer Health
Presents the results of a "virtual think tank" on farmer and rancher mental health. Participants answered questions on farmer mental health disparities and access to mental healthcare.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: AgriSafe Network
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High Rates of Disability Among Farmers Are Concentrated in the South
Map of the continental U.S. showing the average farmer disability rate by state for 2008-2016.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Public Health Application of Predictive Modeling: An Example from Farm Vehicle Crashes
Estimates the risk of injury or death for farm vehicle accidents using predictive modeling for different scenarios. Identifies how the model could be used to improve public health.
Author(s): Shabbar I. Ranapurwala, Joseph E. Cavanaugh, Tracy Young, et al.
Citation: Injury Epidemiology, 6(31)
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
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Preventing Farmer Suicide: Collaboration and Communication
Video focused on farmer mental health. Discusses the stressors impacting farmers, such as difficult economic conditions and extreme weather. Features experts explaining the warning signs of suicide and how communities can help farmers and their families address mental health concerns.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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U.S. Ag Centers Mental Health Awareness Campaign: Promotional Toolkit
Shares resources for a Mental Health Awareness month campaign tailored to meet the needs of rural, agricultural communities. Includes graphics, a customizable news release, and social media messaging.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers
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A Roadmap for Delivering Child Care in Agricultural Communities
Workbook designed to identify challenges and assets in providing services in rural communities, and to examine how these factors play a part in accessing services. Includes resources and links for further information.
Author(s): A.K. Liebman, M.A. Salzwedel, J. Simmons, B.C. Lee
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Migrant Clinicians Network, National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
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Preventing Farmer Suicides through Helplines and Farm Visits
Discusses the financial and other challenges farmers face that impact their mental health. Highlights the efforts of the Minnesota Farm & Rural Helpline and NY FarmNet, which work to improve farmers' mental health and prevent suicides.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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A Pilot Project to Increase Health Literacy among Youth from Seasonal Farmworker Families in Rural Eastern North Carolina: A Qualitative Exploration of Implementation and Impact
Details a project to improve health literacy among young people from seasonal farmworker families in North Carolina. Evaluates the intervention's implementation and outcomes. Presents participants by age, gender, and year in school, as well as home internet access.
Author(s): Israel M. Mendez, Mary Lisa Pories, Leah Cordova, et al.
Citation: Journal of the Medical Library Association, 107(2), 179-186
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
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