Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention, and Education :: Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention, and Education
The Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention, and Education was created in late 1995 at the University of Texas Health Northeast to serve Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas as part of a program initiative of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, NIOSH. The initiative established a network of centers (see map below), funded on a competitive basis, to conduct programs of research, prevention, intervention, education, and outreach designed to reduce occupational injuries and diseases among agricultural workers and their families.
Browse our website to find out more about our researchers, resources and projects. The Center also awards feasibility studies to regional investigators and agricultural safety internships to students.
How can you get involved to reduce agricultural injuries and fatalities?
TEXAS AGROMEDICINE WORKSHOP
You’re invited to attend the Texas Agromedicine Workshop held in conjunction with the Texas Rural Health Association Conference in Fort Worth, TX on November 17-18, 2014!
The workshop will include regionally relevant topics taught by expert faculty from Texas, Oklahoma and Iowa. Topics include Special Risk Populations in Agriculture, Zoonotic Diseases, Respiratory Diseases and Health Effects of Agricultural Pesticides.
The workshop aims to train healthcare professionals and veterinarians in the basics of anticipation, recognition, diagnosis, treatment and the prevention of occupational and environmental injuries and illnesses within rural and agricultural communities.
CME will be offered for physicians, nurses and veterinarians. Residents and students are welcome.
For more information and to register, visit http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=4oiw97mab&oeidk=a07e9gu5uldb10d4aaa.
See you in ’Cowtown’!