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Resources by Topic: Farmers and farmworkers

Health Status and Health Care Access of Farm and Rural Populations
Discusses healthcare access and health status in rural areas. Describes health risks farm families experience due to their work environment.
Additional links: Report Summary
Author(s): Carol Adaire Jones, Timothy S. Parker, Mary Ahearn, Ashok K. Mishra, Jayachandran N. Variyam
Date: 08/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Occupational Injury and Treatment Patterns of Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers
Highlights a study based on a survey of migrant and seasonal workers in Maine and New York regarding occupational injuries and treatment locations. Breaks down rate of migrant health center and emergency room utilization, as well as the rate of injuries treated elsewhere and those that went untreated.
Author(s): Melissa A. Brower, Giulia B. Earle-Richardson, John J. May, Paul L. Jenkins
Citation: Journal of Agromedicine, 14(2), 172-178
Date: 05/2009
Type: Document
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Studying Health Outcomes in Farmworker Populations Exposed to Pesticides
Examines the issues related to studying health effects associated with chronic low-dose exposure to pesticides particularly in the farmworker population.
Author(s): Linda A. McCauley, W. Kent Anger, Matthew Keifer, et al.
Citation: Environmental Health Perspectives, 114(6), 953-960
Date: 06/2006
Type: Document
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Cultivate Safety
Website offering resources on health and safety for youth in agricultural settings, including consideration of both working and non-working youth. Offers guidelines for supervisors of working youth under 18, video demonstrations, hazard mapping tools, agritourism safety information, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, National Farm Medicine Center
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Una Voz Para La Salud (Call for Health) Information and Referral Service
National bilingual health information and referral service for farmworkers. Offers assistance with locating healthcare, interpretation, support services, and more.
Type: Hotline
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
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Kansas Rural Center's Rural Papers Newsletter
A quarterly newsletter that focuses on state and national topics such as sustainable agriculture, environmental health, farm technology and policy, food access, farm to school programs, and more.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Rural Center
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AgriStress Helpline: Crisis Support for Agricultural Communities
Helpline connects farmers and agricultural workers to trained professionals offering mental health support and resources in their area. Provides crisis support tailored for the agricultural community with an understanding of the values, stressors, and lived experiences of the agricultural community. Helpline is open 24/7 and is currently available in CT, MO, PA, TX, VA, and WY.
Type: Hotline
Sponsoring organization: AgriSafe Network
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Farm Family Resource Initiative
Support and resource network for Illinois farm families, including a helpline, ongoing outreach, education, and training. Helpline is available through call or text to 1-833-FARM-SOS (833-327-6767).
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Center for Rural Health and Social Service Development (CRHSSD)
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Texas Stress & Mental Health
Offers information on farmer mental health and stress management resources, including the AgriStress Helpline for Texas.
Type: Hotline
Sponsoring organizations: AgriSafe Network, University of Texas at Tyler Health Science Center
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​Pennsylvania Mental Wellness Resources for the Agriculture Community
Offers mental health resources for farmers in Pennsylvania, including the AgriStress Helpline for Pennsylvania.
833.897.AGRI (833.897.2474)
Type: Hotline
Sponsoring organizations: AgriSafe Network, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
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