Rural Agricultural Health and Safety – Organizations
Supports a network of trained agricultural health and safety professionals that assure access to preventive services for farm families and the agricultural community.
Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health
Focuses on research, intervention, education, and outreach
activities to meet the needs of farmers, including
non-traditional farmers, their family members, and workers.
A NIOSH Agricultural Safety and Health Center located at
the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of
Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health
A NIOSH Agricultural Safety and Health Center located at the University of Iowa College of Public Health focusing on prevention of agricultural injury and illness, and improvement of safety and health among agricultural communities through scientific research, education, outreach and intervention programs.
High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety
Focuses on research, education, prevention, and
intervention programs to improve the health and safety of
individuals working in agriculture, forestry and fishing in
the Great Plains and Rocky Mountain regions of Colorado,
Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. A
NIOSH Agricultural Safety and Health Center located at
Colorado State University.
National AgrAbility Project
Consists of a national project and state/regional projects, each involving collaborative partnerships between land grant universities and various nonprofit disability services organizations to enhance quality of life for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
National Agricultural Library
One of the world's largest and most accessible agricultural information collections. Part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Contains a section on Living in Rural America.
National Center for Farmworker Health
Dedicated to improving the health status of farmworker families by providing information services, training and technical assistance, and a variety of products to community and migrant health centers, as well as other organizations and individuals involved in farmworker health.
National Farm Medicine Center
Conducts research on agricultural health and safety topics. Includes four units: National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety; Midwest Agricultural Research Center; Environmental Microbiology Laboratory; Reproductive Toxicology Laboratory.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related disease and injury. Part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it provides an information service on workplace health and safety issues.
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Provides programs and funding to advance research, education, and extension programs to address agricultural issues facing the U.S. Collaborates with county, state, and regional extension offices on topics, such as the environment, human health and well-being, and communities, to ensure the viability of agriculture.
Northeast Center for Occupational Safety and Health
A NIOSH Agricultural Safety and Health Center located at the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health promoting health and safety research, education, and prevention activities in the high-risk areas of farming, commercial fishing, and logging in the Northeast.
Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention, and Education
Seeks to improve health and safety of the agricultural, fishing, and forestry workforce in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas through research, education, and strategic partnerships.
Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center
A collaboration of the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and College of Veterinary Medicine, the National Farm Medicine Center of the Marshfield Clinic, and the Minnesota Department of Health focusing on occupational health and safety issues in animal agriculture production.
Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety
A NIOSH Agricultural Safety and Health Center located at the University of California, Davis working as a comprehensive, multidisciplinary program conducting research and outreach to protect and improve the health and safety of farmers, farmworkers and consumers.