Forging Partnerships and Finding Resources to Promote Worker Health (January 12, 2022)

Forging Partnerships and Finding Resources to Promote Worker Health (January 12, 2022)

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.

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Recorded 01/12/2022
Recorded 01/12/2022
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