The National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, part of the National Farm Medicine Center, was established in 1997 with funding from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is one of 11 NIOSH-funded Agricultural Centers, and the only center that is both national and dedicated to childhood agricultural injury prevention.
The National Children’s Center strives to enhance the health and safety of all children exposed to hazards associated with agricultural work and rural environments. It guides a national injury prevention strategy with key partners, conducts research, creates and promotes practical interventions, builds capacity for sustained strategies and communicates prevention information to key stakeholders.
Children’s Center scientists and staff focus on research and outreach activities that help farm owners, parents and supervisors identify and address hazards associated with agricultural work and rural environments.
“The National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety strives to enhance the health and safety of all children exposed to hazards associated with agricultural work and rural environments.”
This report summarizes information gleaned from an evaluation conducted to assess the status of the National Initiative for Childhood Agricultural Injury Prevention. The goal of this assessment was to generate and disseminate recommendations for future leadership of this initiative.
Keywords: NCCRAHS, Childhood Agricultural Injury Prevention, Leadership, Recommendation
The National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety (NCCRAHS) collaborates with other organizations to facilitate workshops to increase knowledge and awareness of child agricultural safety and health (CASH) issues and to extend the reach and dissemination of CASH strategies and resources. Workshops are designed to equip participants with the information and resources needed to develop and enhance their organization’s child agricultural safety and health efforts.
Read more about our workshops here: www.marshfieldresearch.org/nccrahs/workshops