Virtual Town Hall: Disaster Assistance for Agricultural Workers | November 9, 2022 @ 1 p.m. ET

In the wake of Hurricane Ian, many Floridians are still recovering. The agricultural community faces specific challenges when seeking disaster assistance. Join this special virtual town hall event to hear from a panel of experts with the Federal Emergency Management Administration. The town hall will include a moderated discussion on topics, such as assistance available […]

Emerging Topics and New Collaborations in the Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety | July 14, 2022 @ 11:00 a.m. EDT

The Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (SCCAHS) was established in 2016 to conduct research, education, and prevention projects to address the health and safety issues in the agriculture, forestry, fishing industries throughout the southeastern U.S. and U.S. territories in the Caribbean. In early 2022, SCCAHS, part of a national network with 10 […]

Film, Farmers, and Finding a New (Old) Tool for Education: On the Farm | June 29, 2022 @ 11 a.m. ET / 10 a.m. CT

Mississippi State University Extension professionals began the PROMISE Initiative (Preventing Opioid Misuse In the SouthEast) in 2017, with funding from USDA. The PROMISE Initiative seeks to fight the growing opioid epidemic using a multi-phased approach to prevent prescription opioid misuse in rural Mississippi. Within a year of receiving their initial grant for this work, they began […]

Why Agriculture Remains Undercounted in Fatal and Non-Fatal Occupational Injury Surveillance Systems | March 9, 2022 @ 11am EST

Surveillance of injuries and fatalities in production agriculture is necessary to inform stakeholders about workplace hazards and risks in order to improve and advance injury prevention policies and practices for this dangerous industry. National surveillance efforts are known to undercount cases in the agricultural industry, especially for smaller farms. Researchers around the country are working […]

Practical Steps to Advancing Health Equity and Minimizing Bias in Health Related Programming Efforts | Feb 23, 2022 @ 11am EST

Health inequities are created when access to resources needed to be healthy are limited by the policies and norms for particular groupings of people, whether based on social, economic, demographic, geographic, or other means of stratification. Having a greater ability to engage in complex conversations about disparities, inequities, race, and race-related issues is one step […]

Advancing Health Equity as a Core System Value | Jan 20, 2022 @ 1pm

Health outcomes are influenced by individual behaviors as well as the context in which an individual lives, works, learns, and plays. Improving population health and achieving health equity has been identified as a core system value for Cooperative Extension to ensure that all people have a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as […]