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.

Year 6 Quarter 2 Evaluation Report 

Mission
“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.”