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Resources by Topic: Farmers and farmworkers

Farm Aid Hotline
Confidential assistance for farmers experiencing distress or in crisis. Call 1-800-FARM-AID (327-6243), email farmhelp@farmaid.org, or fill out an online request form. Hotline is answered between 6:00 AM and 7:00 PM Pacific Time by Farm Aid staff.
Type: Hotline
Sponsoring organization: Farm Aid
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National Agricultural Workers Survey: Agricultural Worker Tables
Presents data on agricultural workers from the National Agricultural Workers Survey (NAWS). Presents data by demographic characteristics, health insurance coverage, and agricultural occupational injury, among others.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Labor
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Farm Town Strong
Website detailing information and resources to support agricultural communities affected by the opioid epidemic. Presents crisis hotlines, links to treatment centers, prevention resources, and prescription drug disposal for rural agricultural communities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: American Farm Bureau Federation, National Farmers Union
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Musculoskeletal Symptoms Among Farmers
Presents a study analyzing musculoskeletal pain in farmers in 9 different Midwestern states through surveys and direct measurements taken every 6 months from 2012 to 2015. Discusses physical measurements taken to record muscle activity and Whole Body Vibration exposure while operating 112 agricultural vehicles.
Author(s): Nathan Fethke, Fred Gerr, Joe Cavanaugh, et al.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health
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AgriSafe OnDemand Webinars
A collection of recorded webinars that address a variety of agricultural health and safety issues, including hearing protection, protective equipment, and safety for young workers. Lists both free, publicly available and members-only recordings.
Type: Calendar/Event List
Sponsoring organization: AgriSafe Network
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Clinician Guides for Farmworker Health and Safety Regulations
Guides to help inform clinicians about farmworker health and safety regulations regarding sanitation, exposure to agricultural chemicals, food quality, and worker protection standards.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Migrant Clinicians Network
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Health Tips/Consejos de Salud
A bilingual, quarterly publication focused on health topics and issues relevant to the farmworker and the general Hispanic population. Subscription required however Federally-Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) may be eligible for a free subscription.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
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Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Agricultural Operations
Provides a variety of information and statistics regarding the hazards of working in agriculture, and includes federal and state standards related to agricultural operations.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Occupational Safety & Health Administration
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Health Care Access
Provides a variety of resources about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and healthcare access for use by organizations helping migrant farmworkers get health insurance.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Farmworker Justice Fund, Inc.
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PubMed Search: Agricultural Health and Safety
Searches PubMed's collection of journal article citations on topics related to agricultural health and safety.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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