Tools & Resources

Smart Choice and Smart Use Health Insurance™ Consumer Resources

can be found at the University of Maryland Extension Insurance webpage here. This website provides a variety of publications and tools for consumers to choose and use their health insurance effectively. 

Video: "Healthy Farmers, Prosperous Farms"

Video: "Health Insurance & Farm Risk Management"



The goal of AgrAbility is to enhance quality of life for farmers, ranchers and other agricultural workers with disabilities, including injuries, arthritis, back impairments, and behavioral health issues. 

Contact: 1-800-825-4264, Resources

AgriSafe Network

Includes many links to agricultural health and safety resources and organizations.


Farm and Farm Family Risk and Resilience Toolkit

A collaboration between University of Delaware Cooperative Extension and University of Maryland Extension, this toolkit provides resources based on the socio-ecological model for risk management and resilience educational programming for farm audiences:

Farm family stressors: Private problems, public issues

National Council on Family Relations policy brief on how to tackle farm stress.

Full policy brief and executive summary.

Farm First

Located in Vermont, Farm First has considerable experience helping farmers on issues such as: farm labor and management, farm injuries and adaptive equipment, financial matters, alcohol or drug problems, relatioinship and family issues, legal challenges, stress or depression, impacts of natural disasters, elderly parents. Everything you discuss with a Farm First professional is completely confidential.

Call anytime day or night 1-877-493-6216, Website

US Department of Health and Human Services report

"Impact of the Affordable Care Act Coverage Expansion on Rural and Urban Populations"


Rural Low-Income Families

Selected research and policy briefs on rural health and economic development.

Policy Briefs, Fact Sheets & Reports


Health Savings Account (HSA) information

U.S. Treasury: Learn More

IRS: Learn More