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Resources by Topic: Occupational health and safety

Farm Dinner Theater: Farmers Helping Farmers
Video highlighting a Cooperative Extension-led program where community members take part in dinner theater productions that focus on issues related to farm health.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Kansas Ag Stress: Focusing on Farmer's Mental Health
Discusses the impact of the agricultural industry on the Kansas economy and the potential stressors and dangers related to the farming industry. Offers resources and strategies for reducing farmer mental health stigma and suicide.
Additional links: Slide Deck
Date: 07/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Office of Primary Care & Rural Health
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Public Health Foundation: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Training
A list of COVID-19 training opportunities available through the TRAIN Learning Network. Includes training options for public health, healthcare, and emergency preparedness professionals addressing COVID-19, vaccination, contact tracing, crisis and emergency risk communication, infection control, and personal protective equipment (PPE).
Date: 07/2022
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Public Health Foundation
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Supporting Critical Access Hospital Staff during COVID-19
Presents summaries of initiatives taken in three Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) to support staff during the COVID-19 pandemic with regard to child care, stress and well-being, and work flexibility. Discusses similarities across these programs and offers considerations for CAHs interested in implementing similar initiatives.
Author(s): Madeleine Pick, Megan Lahr, Shehrose Charania, Ira Moscovice
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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On the Farm
Documentary miniseries explores mental health and substance misuse on the American farm. Discusses the factors that contribute to psychological stress and substance use in farm families. Features interviews with experts as well as farmers and their families.
Additional links: Film Website
Date: 06/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Mississippi State University
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RESEP Clinics Help Rural Residents Access Care and Compensation After Radiation Exposure
Features two Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program (RESEP) grantees, the Navajo Area RESEP and the Southwestern Utah RESEP, and their work helping those exposed to radiation from nuclear weapons testing and uranium mining. Discusses their services, including health screenings and referrals for medical treatment.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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2022 Fact Sheet: Childhood Agricultural Injuries
Fact sheet compares the rates of fatal childhood agricultural injuries with those of other industries. Discusses nonfatal childhood agricultural injuries, as well.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
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Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Hospital and Outpatient Clinician Workforce: Challenges and Policy Responses
Describes hospital and outpatient clinician healthcare workforce shortages and maldistribution both before and during the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact of the pandemic on the mental and physical health of the workforce. Provides an overview of federal interventions to support the healthcare workforce during the pandemic. Includes discussion on challenges specific to rural communities.
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
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Work-Life Stress During the Coronavirus Pandemic among Latina Farmworkers in a Rural California Region
Study examining work-related stress among Latina farmworkers in the U.S.-Mexico region of California. Discusses issues related to work environment, work-home demands, and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of Latina farmworkers based on surveys of 77 individuals.
Author(s): Annie J. Keeney, Amy Quandt, Daniela Flores, Luis Flores, Jr.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(8), 4928
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
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COVID-19 Information for Ag Workers
Highlights information and resources related to COVID-19 for farmers and farmworkers in the Great Plains region. Features resources and frequently asked questions about COVID-19.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health
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