2021 Pathways to Health Equity in Agriculture, Fishery and Forestry

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.

Watch the Event Replay

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.


Welcome Session

Pathways to Health Equity in Agriculture, Fishery and Forestry

Session 1

Equity as a Framework for Health

Session 2

Communicating with Vulnerable Populations about Pandemic-Related Health Risks

Session 3

Understanding Injury and Illness Disparities to Achieve Health Equity

Latino Immigrant Forestry Services Workers in the Pacific Northwest – Workforce Safety and Sustainability

Cost of Injuries to Farmers and Ranchers in Central United States

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)

Session 4

Poster Presentations

Prevalence of Anaplasmosis in White-tailed Deer and Inherent Risks to Hunters

Social determinants of occupational health and safety among agricultural workers in the U.S. southeastern coastal states

Prevalence of Ehrlichiosis ewingii in White-tailed Deer and Possible Transmission to Humans

Agricultural Mental Health Literacy Programs

Dangers of Gossypol to Cotton Farmers and Gin Operators

Anaplasmosis and the Dangers of Tick-Borne Diseases to Handlers of White-tailed Deer Carcasses