The National Farm Medicine Center (NFMC), located in Marshfield, Wisconsin, is one of the five UMASH collaborators. We share in the mission to improve the health and well being of the agricultural workforce and their families in the Upper Midwest. NFMC has recently published their Year In Review which highlights the good work being accomplished not only with UMASH but with many other partners, some of which include the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, the Migrants Clinician Network, AgrAbility – Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin – School of Medicine and Public Health.
UMASH works closely with the National Farm Medicine Center and their researchers to provide a coordinated approach to reaching the farmer, farm workers and farm families. Reading the Year In Review reinforces the positive work they are accomplishing. We are fortunate to be partners with them in preventing illness and injury in agriculture and are looking forward to more successful years with the National Farm Medicine Center.
Learn more about UMASH projects being led by researchers at the NMFC.
The “Rural Firefighters Delivering Agricultural Safety and Health,” or RF-DASH, project is training and equipping firefighters/EMS to prevent injury and death by spreading their knowledge to farmers in their service areas.
- RF-DASH utilizes existing networks of firefighter/EMS training to equip first responders with tools and knowledge to perform brief farm safety consultations.
- These consultations are designed to improve farm safety and ensure the safety of first responders in the event of an emergency.
Telling the Story Project features real-life experiences and personal accounts of families and individuals directly affected by injuries and close calls. The purpose of the project is to raise awareness about safety, risk, and injury prevention.
- Personal stories have sticking power. For many of us, stories are easier to relate to than statistics or data summaries. They bring the message home.
- Personal stories have impact. They can change the way we view our work and influence decisions we make about taking risks.
- Discussion guides are available to assist in using this resource in the classroom or small group settings