The Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety hosted the 2021 State of the Science Meeting focused on Pathways to Health Equity in Agriculture, Fishery and Forestry on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021.

Hosted by the Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (SCCAHS) headquartered at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, the annual State of the Science Meeting combined esteemed speakers to present research relevant to occupational safety and health needs of people working in agriculture, fishing, and forestry in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

State of the Science 2021 featured researchers and scientists from various fields from across the United States, who presented their findings related to occupational, environmental and physical barriers in the agriculture, forestry and fishery industries.

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Did you miss the live event? No worries. The event replay is available below. In addition to the replay, PDF copies of each presentation or poster is available below for download.

Meeting Agenda

Welcome session: Pathways to Health Equity in Agriculture, Fishery and Forestry

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Session One: Equity as a Framework for Health

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Session Two: Communicating with Vulnerable Populations about Pandemic-Related Health Risks

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Session Three: Understanding Injury and Illness Disparities to Achieve Health Equity

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  • Latino Immigrant Forestry Services Workers in the Pacific Northwest – Workforce Safety and Sustainability: Download the Presentation
  • Cost of Injuries to Farmers and Ranchers in Central United States: Download the Presentation
  • What about the Rest of Them? Fatal Injuries Related to Production Agriculture Not Captured by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI): Download the Presentation

Session Four: Poster Presentations