The National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety is celebrating 25 years of preventing injuries associated with the agricultural worksite, one of the nation’s most hazardous worksites and the only one where children of any age may be present.
Visit our new website https://www.marshfieldresearch.org/nccrahs/25years.
The Cultivate Safety website provides easy access to agricultural safety information and resources for farmers, ranchers, supervisors and media.
Welcome to the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, one of 11 agricultural centers funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the only center dedicated to childhood agricultural injury prevention.
Although the rate of non-fatal injuries to children in agriculture has dropped since the National Children’s Center was established in 1997, agriculture remains hazardous for children and youth. About every three days, a child dies in an agriculture-related incident, and each day, at least 33 children are injured. During the past decade, youth worker fatalities in agriculture have exceeded all other industries combined.
The National Children’s Center has led the development and dissemination of knowledge products and intervention strategies for childhood agricultural health and safety. This website describes some of the research currently underway at the center, as well as interventions and resources that have been developed and tested over the last two decades. Visit our sister website, CultivateSafety.org for easy access to information and free resources for farmers, ranchers, supervisors and media.
National Farm Medicine Center - Marshfield Clinic Research Institute
Associate Research Scientist or Research Scientist*
The Associate Research Scientist or Research Scientist*, in this open rank tenure track position, maintains and conducts a high quality research program, relevant to the area of agricultural health and safety, rural health, and or environmental/occupational health, assisting NFMC in achieving the organizational goals and results within the Marshfield Clinic Research Institute (MCRI). This scientist or clinician-scientist should maintain a strong and consistent record of scientific discovery and he/she will secure externally funded research awards, collaborate with scientists and clinician investigators, and implement translation of their research throughout Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS) and beyond. Remote working conditions will be considered for especially qualified and experienced candidates.
*The successful candidate may be hired as an Associate Research Scientist or Research Scientist based on qualifications and experience.
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Research Coordinator – Bilingual Spanish
The Research Coordinator 1 - Bilingual Spanish, under direct supervision, will work with National Farm Medicine Center research and outreach/education staff as a primary point of connection to Spanish-speaking members of rural and agricultural communities. The coordinator will be knowledgeable about Hispanic/Latino/Latina communities and have high cultural competency in the areas of language and social-cultural beliefs. The coordinator will increase the Center's ability to recruit Spanish-speaking community members to research opportunities as well as disseminate findings in impactful ways. Tasks the coordinator may be assigned to include: in-person and virtual research subject recruitment, consenting research subjects, interviewing and survey data collection, translation of research data, participation in outreach and education events, translation of audio and text, serving as a translator for non-bilingual staff, and other duties typical of a research coordinator. The individual who holds this position exemplifies the Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS) mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with MCHS policies and procedures.
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Research Assistant - Possible Remote (Job ID R-0015097):
The Research Assistant, under general supervision, participates and assists in the administration, coordinating, implementation and close out of research projects and departmental initiatives within the National Farm Medicine Center. The Research Assistant is responsible for supporting the logistic and administrative aspects of research projects and departmental initiatives. The Research Assistant ensures that all study activity is in accordance with the guidelines, instructions and specifications as outlined in the research protocol. The individual who holds this position exemplifies the Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS) mission, vision, and values and acts in accordance with MCHS policies and procedures.
National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
1000 North Oak Avenue
Marshfield, WI 54449-5790
Phone: 1.800.662.6900 or 715.389.4999
Members of the Media
We encourage the media to report on the topics of rural and agricultural health and safety for youth. Feel free to use any resources found on the National Children's Center Web site.
For tips on communicating farm safety, view the Media Guidelines.
To set up an interview or for more information on our research, programs and staff, contact Scott Heiberger, Communications Manager, at (800) 662-6900 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Funding for this website of the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety is provided by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (U54 OH009568-10).