Tools & 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
Includes many links to agricultural health and safety resources and organizations.
Farm family stressors: Private problems, public issues
National Council on Family Relations policy brief on how to tackle farm stress.
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.