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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Farmers and farmworkers

Immigrant Health Policy Paper
Policy position brief about new immigrants in rural areas, in terms of health care access, health disparities, economic contributions, health care facilities and Community Health Workers, and service strategies to benefit immigrants. Includes case studies of immigrants in Minnesota and immigrants employed in the meat-processing industry and in rural farming.
Author(s): Susan Kunz, April Fernandez, Matt Gilleskie, et al.
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Tuberculosis
Provides information and statistics about tuberculosis in the U.S., globally, and specifically among migrant agricultural workers. Discusses symptoms, treatment, and risk factors.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
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HIV/AIDS Agricultural Worker Factsheet
Presents information and statistics about HIV/AIDS and the migrant agricultural worker population. Discusses the risk factors for migrant workers and their knowledge of preventative measures.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
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Oral Health
Details migrant agricultural workers' oral health status and unmet oral health needs. Discusses risk factors and barriers to care.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
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Indigenous Agricultural Workers
Highlights a report on indigenous agricultural workers from Central and South America. Details demographic, historical, and health information, among other factors.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
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Facts About Agricultural Workers
Presents an overview of information and statistics about agricultural workers economic contribution, wages, legal status, health, and housing.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
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Child Labor in Agriculture
Addresses issues related to unaccompanied minors who are hired to do farm work and children of adult farmworkers who work alongside their parents. Covers farmwork injuries to children, hours worked, and laws related to child labor and agricultural work.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
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Perceptions of Diabetes in Agricultural Worker Communities
Details a study on the perceptions of diabetes among agricultural workers in farming communities. Discusses patients' experience of treatment programs and provides information on successful screening and management programs, as well as recommendations for health centers to improve diabetes care for agricultural workers.
Date: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Farmworker Justice Fund, Inc.
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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
Citation: 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.
Citation: MMWR Surveillance Summaries, 66(21), 1-5
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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