Agricultural Health Training for Rural America


Locates agricultural health programs and courses and describes collaborations that exist between clinicians and agriculture-related agencies.

Areas in need of improvement include the following:

  • Provision of additional continuing education for practicing physicians, registered nurses, physician assistants and nurse practitioners
  • Provision of time and funding for primary care providers for continuing education in agricultural health related topics
  • Evaluation of methods to adjust the health care delivery model to the needs of the agricultural community
  • Enhancement of linkages and coordination of activities between health care professionals and public agencies in occupational and agricultural domains
West Virginia Rural Health Research Center
Cynthia Persily, Michael Hendryx, Johnna Beane, Matthew Armistead, Kermit Huebner, Kestrel Innes-Wimsatt