On the front lines in rural health care


AgriSafe, a nationwide rural health program launched nearly two decades ago in Iowa, is working to improve medical care in rural areas by offering online courses to nurses about diagnosing and treating diseases and conditions specific to farmers, farm workers and others in rural areas. 

The nurse ed­­ucation program, called the AgriSafe Nurse Scholar program, is de­­signed to provide nurses with practical information on a variety of agricultural medical issues, such as zoonotic diseases that can be passed to humans from livestock, respiratory issues and exposures to farm chemicals, said Charlotte...

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