Focusing on prevention and early identification of risk factors associated with farming populations, the NCFH develops timely, appropriate, effective and popular interventions.
The NCFH team is multi-disciplinary and includes professionals from the health, agricultural, social sciences and information technology disciplines who focus on 4 key strategies to improve the health, wellbeing and safety of farm agricultural workers and their families.
These 4 key strategies include:
- Sustainable business development through specific programs:
- AgriSafe™, an occupational health and safety program specifically aimed at farming populations, that includes physical health, wellbeing and farm safety aspects.
- Sustainable Farm Families™, an award winning and evidence based program structured on knowledge and skill building to promote long term lifestyle and work safety changes in farming families.
- Professional training and education delivered to health and agricultural professionals working in farming communities. This includes Australia's only Graduate Certificate of Agricultural Health and Medicine in partnership with Deakin University.
- Applied research and development that improves the evidence base on effective interventions that make a difference to farmers lives.
- Reputation and reach through providing a web-based information and advisory service specific to farmer health that is recognised nationally and internationally, including an online safety shop.