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MCN Webinar on Workers and Health

Migrant Clinicians Network’s recent webinar demonstrated the link between the workplace and the health of agricultural workers and their families. More than 175 health care professionals and others, including several international participants attended the webinar titled, Workers and Health: How Frontline Providers Make a Difference in the Protection …

UMASH Presents at the Rural Migrant and Immigrant Health Conference in Pennsylvania

UMASH Seguridad en Las Lecherias: Immigrant Dairy Worker Health and Safety Project Co-Director, Amy Liebman, MPA, MA, presented “Health and Safety on the Farm: A Look at Immigrant Workers in Dairy” for the Rural Migrant and Immigrant Health Conference in Grantville, Pennsylvania as a keynote panelist representing the Migrant Clinicians …

UMASH Presence at the Minnesota Veterinary Medicine Association (MVMA) Annual Convention

UMASH was well represented at the MVMA Convention February 7-9, 2013 in downtown Minneapolis with faculty and staff from the Surveillance for Zoonotic Diseases in Agricultural Workers in Minnesota Project including Carrie Klumb, Joni Sheftel (session speaker), Heather Fowler (session speaker), Kirk Smith, and Samantha Saunders participating. Heather …

Understanding the Role of Animal Welfare in Worker Safety: An Emerging Issue

The UMASH in conjunction with the University of Minnesota’s Center for Integrative Leadership and Global Initiative for Food Systems Leadership sponsored a forum called “Finding Common Ground: Improving Animal and Worker Health and Welfare,” which was designed to foster conversation among participants with diverse perspectives to discover …

SPOTLIGHT: Leo’s Story

JANUARY 2013 Carrie Klumb Senior Epidemiologist, Minnesota Department of Health My husband, Ryan, is a third generation dairy farmer with approximately 200 head on the farm. We also have custom fed hogs and a dog. We have four children: Connor (20), Colton (14), Madison (12), and Leo (2). The older children have grown up around the animals and have …

National Farm Medicine Center Conducts Worksite Visit

The National Farm Medicine Center conducted a worksite visit to a Wisconsin farm as part of the Return to Work project. Investigators are developing a compendium of tasks in dairy and pork that we be used to develop an interactive clinically guided software application designed for clinicians to guide early return to work planning for injured workers …

UMASH Presents at the Midwest Regional Agricultural Safety and Health (MRASH) Conference

In November 2012, UMASH staff and faculty attended the Midwest Regional Agricultural Safety and Health (MRASH) Conference in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Center Director, Bruce Alexander, presented an overview of UMASH at the conference’s opening plenary session and other UMASH representatives attended sessions, networked with agricultural safety and health …