Over the past 20 years, a large investment in agricultural safety and health research has been made in the US and internationally. However, adapting research to practice has been challenging in the agricultural setting.
The Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health (GPCAH) provides information, supportive services, and financial resources for adapting agricultural safety and health research, to provide our community partners with the tools to develop and deliver effective interventions to agricultural populations. Our community engagement activities are designed to facilitate two-way information exchange, with the Center receiving feedback, relayed through our partnering organizations, on agricultural workers’ perceived health risks and the relevance and effectiveness of available interventions.
Working with community-based agricultural health and safety organizations who have established valuable working relationships with agricultural workers (e.g., the AgriSafe Network) facilitates an active process to adapt scientific findings into prevention programs that directly impact agricultural producers at the grassroots level.