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  • ​The healthcare field is rapidly evolving. AgriSafe Network is keeping pace by using the skills and knowledge of healthcare professionals who have the desire to serve our nation’s farmers and ranchers. This 30-minute presentation discusses the role, responsibilities, and expectations of a Total Farmer Health Coach. Our training program will provide the tools and skills you need to motivate our ag community members to live a positive, healthy lifestyle. Intended Audience: Clinical & Public health professionals with demonstrated experience in health education.

    The healthcare field is rapidly evolving. AgriSafe Network is keeping pace by using the skills and knowledge of healthcare professionals who have the desire to serve our nation’s farmers and ranchers. This 30-minute presentation discusses the role, responsibilities, and expectations of a Total Farmer Health Coach. Our training program will provide the tools and skills you need to motivate our ag community members to live a positive, healthy lifestyle.

    Intended Audience: Clinical & Public health professionals with demonstrated experience in health education.

    Natalie Roy, MPH

    AgriSafe Executive Director

    As Executive Director of AgriSafe for over twenty years, Natalie Roy utilizes her public health training to improve the quality of health care offered to farm families. Natalie holds a Masters in Public Health from Tulane University. She is pleased to work in the area of agricultural health as it relates to her experience growing up on a farm in Canterbury New Hampshire.

    Linda Emanuel, RN

    Community Health Nurse, AgriSafe Network

    Good health advocacy has been at the heart of Linda’s essence from her formative years as a farm girl in eastern Nebraska. Graduating from Nebraska Methodist School of Nursing in 1985, she worked as an R.N. in a variety of acute care hospital settings for over 30 years. She and her husband Tom raised three sons on a successful row crop operation that has been able to welcome the next generation and their families home to continue to diversify their family business. Linda served as a Fellow in the Nebraska LEAD program and has also received agrimedicine training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Linda now serves on the advisory board for CS-CASH and a member of the AgriSafe team, as a Community Health Nurse.

  • The emergence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and associated coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) has profoundly affected humans on a global scale in a noticeably short time. Individuals working in agriculture are essential workers and are at increased risk of adverse health and economic consequences from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This presentation will highlight protective measures ag employers can take to reduce transmission of infectious diseases, including the new COVID-19 variants. Interim guidance from the CDC and U.S. Department of Labor, “Agricultural Employer Checklist for Creating a COVID-19 Assessment and Control Plan,” will be reviewed throughout the presentation. This presentation will also promote mitigation strategies, including COVID-19 vaccines, current evidence-based resources addressing vaccine confidence, and workplace infection control.

    Summary: The emergence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and associated coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) has profoundly affected humans on a global scale in a noticeably short time. Individuals working in agriculture are essential workers and are at increased risk of adverse health and economic consequences from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

    This presentation will highlight protective measures ag employers can take to reduce transmission of infectious diseases, including the new COVID-19 variants. Interim guidance from the CDC and U.S. Department of Labor, “Agricultural Employer Checklist for Creating a COVID-19 Assessment and Control Plan,” will be reviewed throughout the presentation. This presentation will also promote mitigation strategies, including COVID-19 vaccines, current evidence-based resources addressing vaccine confidence, and workplace infection control.

    Intended Audience: Farm/Ranch owners and operators, health and safety professionals, and anyone who serves as safety personnel in an agricultural setting.

    Objectives: After the program, participants will be able to…

    • Gain an understanding of infectious disease control measures to reduce exposure risks, including the new COVID-19 variants, among agricultural workers and employers.
    • Create an infectious disease assessment and control plan using the recommendations from the CDC and the U.S Department of Labor Agricultural Employer Checklist.
    • Recognize the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine in the prevention of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) infectious disease in the ag workplace.

    This material was produced under grant number SH-99084-SH0 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

    Natalie Roy, MPH

    AgriSafe Executive Director

    As Executive Director of AgriSafe for over twenty years, Natalie Roy utilizes her public health training to improve the quality of health care offered to farm families. Natalie holds a Masters in Public Health from Tulane University. She is pleased to work in the area of agricultural health as it relates to her experience growing up on a farm in Canterbury New Hampshire.

    Knesha Rose-Davison, MPH

    Public Health Program Director, AgriSafe Network

    Knesha currently serves as the Public Health Program Director with AgriSafe Network, a nonprofit organization that addresses occupational health issues within the agricultural community. With over twelve years of public health experience in maternal child health, health disparities, and health education. Knesha is passionate about serving vulnerable populations and ensuring health access and equity. Knesha obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences (2002) with a minor in Chemistry and a Master’s of Public Health (2006) with an emphasis in Health Promotion from Northern Illinois University. In June 2016, she obtained a certificate in Agricultural Medicine which focused on rural occupational health and environmental health and safety. Knesha is a member of the American Public Health Association and the Louisiana Public Health Association where she serves in leadership.

  • As COVID-19 vaccination requirements continue changing across the country, access to vaccines and testing remains vital for the health of our agricultural communities. Many local Health Departments have mobile units that can provide free, on-farm services. The National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH) will share an overview of strategies and resources on how to proactively ensure the well-being of your workforce. Presenters will show you how to find free mobile health services in your area and share available resources and tips on how to find health education materials that are culturally and linguistically appropriate for farmworkers. Intended Audience: Agriculture producers, safety and health professionals, health care providers, other people working in agriculture.

    Summary: As COVID-19 vaccination requirements continue changing across the country, access to vaccines and testing remains vital for the health of our agricultural communities. Many local Health Departments have mobile units that can provide free, on-farm services. The National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH) will share an overview of strategies and resources on how to proactively ensure the well-being of your workforce. Presenters will show you how to find free mobile health services in your area and share available resources and tips on how to find health education materials that are culturally and linguistically appropriate for farmworkers.

    Intended Audience: Agriculture producers, safety and health professionals, health care providers, other people working in agriculture.

    Objectives: At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to…

    • Recognize common health-related issues faced by migrant and seasonal farmworkers
    • Identify and contact community health centers in their area by using NCFH’s Migrant Health Center Map and the federal HRSA Find a Health Center tool
    • Locate culturally and linguistically appropriate health education materials for farmworkers

    ​Todd Wyatt, Ph.D

    Deputy Director Central States Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (CS-CASH), Professor and Chair Department of Environmental (Agricultural & Occupational Health University of Nebraska Medical Center), Research Career Scientist (Nebraska-Western Iow

    Todd Wyatt, Ph.D. is professor and interim Chair of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health Department of Environmental, Agricultural, and Occupational Health. He serves as a Research Career Scientist at the VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Healthcare System and is the Deputy Director of the Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH). Dr. Wyatt’s research examines agricultural organic dust exposure and lung injury in the workplace. His research also focuses on chronic inflammatory lung disease caused by dual-substance use of alcohol and cigarettes. Because chronic exposure to alcohol and/or cigarette smoke significantly impairs normal lung defenses against inhaled environmental toxins and pollutants, he seeks to examine the impact of combination exposures in the workplace when workers both smoke and drink alcohol. Having earned a Ph.D. in Pathology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completing Postdoctoral training in Physiology at Vanderbilt University, Dr. Wyatt has been on faculty at Nebraska for over 26 years where he has published 175 articles on the topic of lung disease.