Total Farmer HealthSM

Total Farmer Health

AgriSafe is proud to be a NIOSH Total Worker Health Affiliate

 

Total Farmer Health = Healthy Mind + Healthy Body

Healthy minds and bodies are an outcome of Total Farmer Health. Through this new initiative, we will train 300 rural health care professionals and 200 rural influencers to recognize potential signs and symptoms of stress, identify people who may be in need of mental health support, and connect them with resources for information and care.

If you're a farmer, rancher, or farmworker, you already know that your work can expose you to variety of hazards. AgriSafe's job is to help protect you while you work. We believe that with proper education and access to knowledgeable health professionals, you can live a long, healthy and productive life.

Check out our training calendar to see what opportunities are available...


 

Summary from the AgriSafe Think Tank: Defining the Rural Health Care Professional Role in Assuring Total Farmer Health

 

Download: Mental Health and the Impact on Wellness: For Farm Families (AgriSafe)



Preventing Farmer Suicide: Collaboration and Communication
New video from the Rural Health Information Hub looks at the stressors farmers face, including difficult economic conditions and extreme weather. Experts discuss warning signs of suicide and how communities can help farmers and their families address mental health concerns.


Linda Emanuel joins Stephanie Abrams and Jim Cantore onThe Weather Channel to discuss farmers and their mental health.


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