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NIOSH Renews Funding for National Children's Center
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 10/13/2020

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health announced it has awarded a five-year competitive grant renewal for the Marshfield Clinic-based National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety.

"This major award will significantly expand our efforts to integrate proven safety strategies into programs of organizations and businesses that are best-positioned to influence the safety of children living and working on farms," said NCC Director Barbara Lee, Ph.D. "We want to ensure that optimal safety interventions and guidelines are sustained beyond the span of the grant period."

The National Children's Center is one of 11 agricultural centers funded by NIOSH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the only center dedicated to childhood agricultural injury prevention. The program has been supported by NIOSH since 1997.

The new NIOSH grant includes six distinct research studies and an outreach program, along with administrative, scientific and evaluation oversight. New studies to be launched address some of the most pressing safety concerns including youth operating ATVs for farm work, adolescent mental health, and the impact of available childcare on safety practices.


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