Across the Globe - Health Farmers, Health Farms: The Sustainable Farm Families Alberta Program

Register for the free webinar coming up on May 4, 2017.

A global issue facing agriculture is the health of its people. Farming is a unique and challenging lifestyle and increases farmers' risk of illness, injury and suicide. The Sustainable Farm Families program helps farmers identify these unique challenges and provides them with tools, techniques and skills to more effectively manage their health, well-being and safety. The Sustainable Farm Families (SFF™) project was developed in 2003 in Victoria, Australia by health care providers, producer-groups, industry, and researchers to address health disparities . In June 2013, three representatives from Alberta, Canada traveled to Australia to investigate the SFF™ program, which had been successfully delivered to over 2300 farmers. Since then the Farm Safety Centre has delivered over 50 SFF workshops to more than 600 farmers and ranchers across Alberta with immensely positive feedback.