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Resources by Topic: Farmers and farmworkers

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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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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American Farm Bureau Federation Rural Stress Polling Presentation
Summarizes the results of a survey of rural adults, farmers, and farmworkers regarding mental health. Includes statistics and data describing access to mental health resources, mental health concerns for farmers, ways to reduce stigma, general impressions of mental health, and more.
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: American Farm Bureau Federation, Morning Consult
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Disabilities in the U.S. Farm Population
Reports summary information on disability rates among farmers and farmworkers between 2008 and 2016. Includes some state-specific information.
Author(s): Cristina Miller
Citation: Amber Waves
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Barriers Encountered by Agricultural Workers Seeking Specialty Care and Potential Solutions
Discusses challenges providing access to specialty care for farmworkers and their families. Examines opportunities for using promotores and telehealth to expand specialty care access and provides recommendations for health centers.
Date: 12/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Farmworker Justice Fund, Inc.
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