Skin Cancer Awareness Month
In honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month (May) the CDC has launched a Melanoma Dashboard, which was created through a partnership between the CDC's Division of Cancer Prevention and Control and CDC’s Environmental Public Health Tracking Program. This dashboard provides a wide range of relevant state and local data to help communities address their unique melanoma prevention needs. 
Older Adult Mental Health
 Awareness Day Symposium
NCOA is proud to host the 4th annual Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day Symposium. This event is co-sponsored with the U.S. Administration for Community Living and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Registration is free and includes a full day of sessions on how to best meet the mental health needs of older adults. This virtual symposium is designed as a public discussion on the topics of mental health and aging, specifically related to the prevention, treatment, and recovery support options and solutions for older adults with mental health or substance use disorders. Public health practitioners, professionals in the aging network, mental health providers, health care professionals, and anyone interested in ensuring the mental health of older adults should attend this free, virtual event on May 6, 2021. Register Here
Producers with Military Service
370,019, is the number of men and women agriculture producers claiming the title of US veteran per the 2017 USDA report. Many Veteran Farmers find working in agriculture to be therapeutic and a means to achieve high-resiliency. When you combine military exposures with farm hazards and the financial mental strain of farming, what are the health disparities, the challenges, the barriers? Together, we aim to discover creative solutions that protect the veteran from illness and injury while caring for the land and their livestock. Veterans are dedicated to the service of others, and AgriSafe is dedicated to honoring their hard work and integration into agriculture. Check out AgriSafe's Veteran Farmer Resource Page to learn how veterans can farm strong while farming well.
Upcoming Free Webinars
What to Expect While Expecting- For Female Producers & Farmworkers in Ag
Thursday, May 06, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
Zoonotic Disease and Pregnancy: A Deeper Dive
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
Assessment of Opioid Misuse Risk Among Farmers in the Clinical Setting
Friday, May 21, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
Train the Trainer:
Cultivating a Healthy Mind
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT
Join AgriSafe in Attendance at the
Indigenous Nursing Conference
For information email: niganawenimaanaanig@bemidjistate.edu
NIOSH 50th Anniversary
2021 marks the 50th anniversary of NIOSH. Created by the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act of 1970, NIOSH was established as a separate and independent research program to create objective scientific research findings in the field of occupational safety and health. NIOSH will be recognizing this important milestone throughout the year, click here to stay up to date on NIOSH 50th activities!
Upcoming Events in Ag
CS-CASH 11th Annual Agricultural Health and Safety Course:
July 13-16, 2021 
The Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health and the UNMC College of Public Health are excited to offer the Agricultural Health and Safety Course free of charge as a thank you to those working to improve the health and safety of communities across the world. This course is designed to examine key health and safety issues specific to rural and agricultural workers. Earn up to 36.75 Continuing Education Credits by completing all 3 sessions. Learn more here!

Course Dates
  • Session A Livestream: Agricultural Health- July 13-14 (16.0 CEU)
  • Session B Livestream: Agricultural Safety and Prevention- July 15-16 (16.0 CEU)
  • Session C Online: Special Topics- Online modules starting July 13 (4.75 CEU)
SILO is the First Ever Feature Film about a Grain Entrapment
SILO is the product of an extensive collaboration between city-based filmmakers and the rural American community. The entire creative team spent years working with farmers, fire/rescue workers, and trusted agricultural institutions to ensure the authentic portrayal of the all-too-common danger of grain entrapment. SILO is not just a dramatic reminder of the importance of agricultural safety- it is also a testament to what communities can accomplish when they work together. Click here to see if SILO is screening in a theater near you!