Occupational and Rural Health

The Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing Program works to create a culture of health and safety in workplaces and among workers and their families. Production agriculture specifically – commonly called farming – is a cradle-to-grave industry and consistently ranks among the top four most hazardous occupations. The Program’s recent focus has been on providing Farm Theater Dinners – entertainment for Kentucky and Tennessee farmers with a meal and a farm-friendly theater performance embedded with important health and safety messages.

Deborah Reed, PhD, MSPH, RN, FAAOHN, FAAN

Highlighted Research:
Farm Theater: A Novel Safety Strategy Approach for Agricultural Communities
Refinement and Enhancement of Agricultural Safety Curricula for Children
Sustained Work Indicators of Older Farmers
Agriculture Disability and Awareness Education Project
Nurse Education Project for Agriculture
Occupational/Environmental Health
Nurse Training Program
Interventions in Nutrition Education and Skills