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Farmer Health

is in compliance with the HONcode

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Certificate validity: valid until May 2021

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HONcode identification number:

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Date of initial review:

21 Dec 2010

Certificate validity:

valid until May 2021

Date of last visit:

14 May 2020

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About us
History | Awards | Future plans | Funding | Advertising | Content approval | Governance | NCFH team | Boards | Our partners
Farmer Health is the website for the National Centre for Farmer Health (NCFH). The Centre provides national leadership to improve the health, wellbeing and safety of farm men and women, farm workers, their families and communities across Australia.
The Centre is a partnership between Western District Health Service and Deakin University and is based in Hamilton, Victoria.
The Farmer Health website’s key objective is to increase knowledge transfer across the target groups of farmers, rural professionals, academics and students.
History
The NCFH has been operating since November 2008 and was officially opened by the Victorian Premier on 10 July 2009.
The Centre evolved from two main areas:
The Sustainable Farm Families™ (SFF) program – a health promotion program which addresses farmer health, wellbeing and safety issues. The core message of SFF™ is that the most important aspect of a healthy Australian farm is a healthy farm family.
A Victorian Travelling Fellowship which examined overseas models for working with agricultural populations and provided the five key strategic areas which have been adopted by the NCFH.
Awards and recognition
2017 Western District Health Service – Award for excellence and innovation – non clinical
The Ripple Effect Project
2016 Vic Health Awards Finalist – Improving health equity
“Making a difference to farmers’ lives – working towards health equity in farming communities.”
WDHS Award2016 Western District Health Service – Award for excellence and innovation – non clinical
Creating healthier communities
2016 Sustainable Farm Families™ program recognised as an example of best practice – Victorian Workplace Mental Wellbeing Collaboration View article detail »
2014 Vice Chancellors award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning for Agricultural Health and Medicine – Deakin University
2014 Best Presentation at the 2014 GSSA Annual Conference – Grasslands Society of Southern Australia Inc
2011 Victorian Public Healthcare Awards
Highly Commended – Health Leader’s Awards. Developing a capable and engaged workforce
National Centre for Farmer Health, Western District Health Service and Deakin University
2009 APEN Award for Excellence in Extension Network
Award for extension for excellence in Extension 2009
Certificate of Recognition awarded to Western District Health Service, Hamilton Victoria for Sustainable Farm Families Program
2007 Victorian Healthcare Association
Western District Health Services:
Winner for Initiative in population health for their project: Sustainable Farm Families
2007 Victorian Public Healthcare Awards – Highly commended
Category 8: excellence in health promotion and prevention
Sustainable Farm Families – raising the bar, Western District Health Service
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2006 Public Health Awards
Public Health Programs
Winner for Excellence: Sustainable Farm Families Project, Western District Health Service
Victorian Awards2005 Awards for Innovation and Excellence in Primary Health Care
Health Promotion category:
Sustainable Farm Families – the human resource in the triple bottom line,Western District Health Service, Hamilton
Awarded by Primary and Community Health Network
2005 Powercor Business Achievement Award
Business Innovation: Western District Health Service, Sustainable Farm Families
2005 Victorian Public Healthcare Awards
Category 2b: Excellence in consumer involvement in their own care
Sustainable Farm Families: The human resource in the triple bottom line, Western District Health Service
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Future plans
The National Centre for Farmer Health will continue to build on the industry-service-government-academic partnerships developed initially through the Sustainable Farm Families™ program. The Centre will address the health, safety and wellbeing issues associated with farming and develop timely, appropriate and effective interventions.
The National Centre for Farmer Health will bring together university research, service delivery, government and education by focusing on these 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.
Funding
The National Centre for Farmer Health is a non-profit organisation, funded through the Victorian government’s Future Farming Strategy and the Helen and Geoff Handbury Trust. The Centre has successfully applied for a number of research grants for specific projects.
The Centre also accepts commercial sponsorship in some instances, for example:
To allow us to provide low cost events like conferences
The National Centre for Farmer Health does accept occasional commercial sponsorship for research or service delivery purposes, however is governed by a strict conflict of interest policy through Western District Health Service.
All funds generated by the National Centre for Farmer Health, for example from the Safety shop or from providing educational services, are used to support further research.
Advertising
Farmer Health does not host commercial advertising, however the Centre does accept commercial sponsorship in some instances. When sponsorship funding is accepted it does not influence the Centre’s research protocols or outcomes. Sponsorship information is displayed separately from clinical information.
Content writing and approval
Medical and health information on Farmer Health aims to provide summary information which is specifically targeted to the needs of farmers. Each topic page also provides researched links to further information which may also be of interest to health workers and researchers.
Health and safety topic content on the Farmer Health website goes through a multi-step QA process:
Initial research for content on the site is conducted by a qualified health researcher
Content is written and further research is conducted by an experienced medical writer and editor.
Content is checked by NCFH Lecturer, Dr Jacquie Cotton (see below for bio.)
Content is signed off by NCFH Director, Clinical Associate Professor, Susan Brumby (see below for bio.)
The website is also overseen by an Advisory Group; see below under Governance.
Governance
The National Centre for Farmer Health is overseen by a Board and each of the five service elements are also guided by an advisory group. See below under Boards and Advisory Groups.
The Director of the National Centre for Farmer Health, Professor Susan Brumby, integrates a highly experienced multidisciplinary team of academic, health, social and industry professionals.
NCFH-Structure_2016
Website ownership
While the National Centre for Farmer Health is a partnership between Western District Health Service and Deakin University, the Farmer Health website is owned by Western District Health Service, ABN 47 616 976 917.
Contact us for more information.
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Authority
Our forum is moderated on a weekly basis.
Moderators and administrators are staff of the National Centre for Farmer Health not volunteers. They use the following alias: Farmer Health.

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While the information on Farmer Health has been researched, reviewed and presented with all due care, the content is provided for general education and information only.
Information on Farmer Health is not intended to replace medical advice from a health professional.
 

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Information on Farmer Health is not intended to replace medical advice from a health professional.

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As a registered user you are able to modify or delete your own posts.

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By using our forums, you agree to post information that is true and correct to the best of your knowledge and is of your personal experience. If the information you post is not personal experience, we request you to provide sources (references, links, etc..) whenever it is relevant and possible.

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Funding
 

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Farmer Health does not host commercial advertising, however the Centre does accept commercial sponsorship in some instances. When sponsorship funding is accepted it does not influence the Centre’s research protocols or outcomes. Sponsorship information is displayed separately from clinical information.
 

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