National Centre for Farmer Health

The National Centre for Farmer Health (NCFH) is one of the most exciting initiatives in agricultural healthcare in more than a generation. It is a university research, service delivery and education centre that provides national leadership to improve the health and wellbeing of farmers, farm workers and their families across Australia. The Centre represents a partnership between Deakin University and Western District Health Service and is based in Hamilton.

The National Centre for Farmer Health will bring together university research, service delivery, government and education by focusing on five key areas:

  • Professional training and education: providing undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education for health professionals, including GPs, nurses, allied health practitioners, vets, agronomists and associated primary industry personnel.
  • Applied research and development: expanding the evidence base for effective interventions to improve farm and agricultural workers' health.
  • Web based information and services: increasing knowledge and understanding by providing links to quality information and in future by providing e-learning and telemedicine services.
  • AgriSafe clinics: introducing innovative occupational health and safety services to farm and agricultural workers.
  • Sustainable Farm Families programs: maintaining the farmer health programs with an increasing emphasis on the dissemination of research results from the programs.

Comprehensive information on the Centre is available on the National Centre for Farmer Health website.

Contact details
Clinical Associate Professor Susan Brumby
Director National Centre for Farmer Health
PO Box 283
Hamilton VIC 3300
Australia

Phone +61 3 5551 8460
Fax + 61 3 5572 5371
susan.brumby@wdhs.net

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