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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Farmers and farmworkers

UMASH - COVID-19 Resources
Presents resources and information pertaining to COVID-19 for farmers and farmworkers in the Midwest. Features national and state-level information for Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and North and South Dakota. Includes resources for Spanish speakers.
Date: 08/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Upper Midwest Agriculture Safety and Health Center
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2020 State of Rural Minnesota Report
Presents an overview of rural Minnesota. Includes county-level data and statistics on population migration, economic vitality, employment, income, rurality, and more.
Author(s): Kelly Asche
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Policy and Development
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COVID-19 in Rural America: Impact on Farms & Agricultural Workers
Fact sheet highlights the impact of COVID-19 on American farms, farmworkers, and rural areas broadly. Details information about protective equipment, housing, and unemployment benefits, among other factors.
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
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AgriSafe Learning: COVID-19 Rapid Response
Online learning opportunities and resources for farmers, ranchers, farmworkers, and others involved in agriculture related to COVID-19.
Date: 07/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: AgriSafe Network
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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Information, Materials and Services for Those Who Work in the Agricultural Industry
Highlights information and resources pertaining to COVID-19 for those working in the agricultural industry. Features agriculture-specific information as well as general information guides in both English and Spanish.
Date: 07/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health
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Association of Farm-Related Occupations with Psychological Distress & Mortality
Highlights the factors contributing to psychological distress and mortality among farm-related occupations. Discusses the health risks associated with agricultural labor and their psychological and physical outcomes. Slide presentation from the 2020 National Rural Health Association Annual conference.
Author(s): Ahmed A. Arif, James N. Laditka, Sarah B. Laditka, Oluwaseun Adeyemi
Date: 06/2020
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Underserved Health Research Center
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Farm Households Reported That Working Off the Farm Provided Greater and More Stable Income, Along with Health and Retirement Benefits
Bar chart showing reasons for off-farm jobs, comparing small family farms, midsize family farms, and large-scale family farms. Includes health benefits as one reason for off-farm employment.
Date: 06/2020
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Mortality Among Persons with Both Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Aged ≥25 Years, by Industry and Occupation — United States, 1999–2016
Reports on deaths with both asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) as the underlying or contributing cause of death. Examines deaths by industry and occupation for men and women, with data by age for those 25-64 years old and 65 and older. Includes data on industries and occupations more common to rural areas, including agriculture, forestry, and mining.
Author(s): Katelynn E. Dodd, John Wood, Jacek M. Mazurek
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(22), 670-679
Date: 06/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Iowa's Center for Agricultural Safety and Health - COVID-19 Resources
Offers information and resources to help agricultural communities address the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes links to prevention and preparedness tips and videos, financial resources, information on staying connected, and general COVID-19 facts and updates.
Date: 06/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Iowa's Center for Agricultural Safety and Health
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Rural Health and COVID-19
Information to help hospital and health system emergency planners and state and local public health emergency planners understand the challenges rural communities face related to COVID-19. Addresses issues facing healthcare facilities and those related to at-risk residents. Includes proposed solutions and mitigation steps.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
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