Introduction to Agricultural Health 101
Unit 1: Ag Health 101
September 7, 2023 – This is a Working Draft
This is our introductory unit, where we recommend everyone start when taking the class. Later chapters may be completed in any order, but we recommend starting here so you understand the purpose and influence health care professionals and other advocates have in helping us protect the health and safety of farmers.
Note: After completing this unit, you can take any of the other unit.
Chapter 1: Welcome!
Ch 1: Welcome
Chapter 2: Health Belief Model Framework
This chapter reviews the concepts of a health promotion model, with a discussion framed for the context of working with agricultural workers. Listeners will understand the many components that are needed to address behavior changes to improve health and safety on the farm.
Ch 2: Health Belief Model Framework
Chapter 3: Socio-Ecological Model
This expands our understanding of how we can improve the health of ag workers by understanding the spheres of influence surrounding farmers that we can work with to influence healthy behaviors.