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The Nebraska Safety Council is kicking off a new Agriculture Community Outreach program called Cultivating Community to help meet this need by increasing access to health and safety resources and training opportunities for local residents. You are invited to join us in this state-wide effort.

Read more about five programs that are available at no cost:

  • Sleepless in Nebraska Presentation

    Sleep affects every moment of our daily lives, from how we think and remember to how our bodies thrive or deteriorate.  It determines how we deal with stress, make choices related to safety, and function as human beings.  While most health education tends to focus on nutrition and activity, sleep is arguably the single most important factor in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and lack of it causes a significantly reduced quality of life. “Sleepless in Nebraska” is available as a program featuring strategies for self-care related to sleep hygiene.  The presentation includes plenty of time for Q & A discussion. 

  • QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Training for Agricultural Communities, a Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Training

    Over the past decade, farmers and farm families have experienced increasing pressures resulting in high levels of stress, mental health issues and suicide.  The AgriSafe Network QPR training teaches laypeople and professionals to recognize and respond to mental health crises using the approach of Question, Persuade and Refer. Participants will receive information on the unique challenges farmers face that can lead to stress, depression, and suicide, examples of how to implement each QPR component with someone at risk for suicide and information on how to help someone at risk of suicide.

  • Staying Safe on Nebraska Roadways

    The Nebraska Safety Council received a Road Safety Grant from the NE Department of Transportation Highway Safety Office to work with employers in Nebraska. The program offers up-to-date information on seat belt safety, cell phone use, and distracted driving with built-in action steps. The program also offers assistance in developing your road safety policies.

  • Talking About Ticks: a Lyme Disease Prevention Program

    As people spend more time outdoors, so do many insects and pests. Among them are ticks, which are small bloodsucking insects. The deer tick (also known as the black-legged tick) is found mainly in the Eastern and upper Midwestern regions of the U.S. It can cause conditions such as Lyme disease – the most common vector-borne disease in the United States. This AgriSafe Network webinar will cover the things you need to know to prevent tick bites when working outdoors, how to remove a tick if bitten, as well as the symptoms that can result from tick bites that may indicate Lyme Disease.

  • Zoonotic Disease and Pregnancy: A Deeper Dive

    Zoonotic Diseases are transmitted between farm animals and humans and can pose additional risks to those who are pregnant. According to the World Health Organization, more than half of all human pathogens are zoonotic and have represented nearly all emerging pathogens during the past decade. Farmers and farmworkers have higher levels of risk for contracting zoonotic diseases because of the frequency of their exposure to animals. Prevention is the best defense. The AgriSafe Network presentation will help individuals better understand how the disease transmission process works, how to build a team, and effectively communicating within that team what is essential in preventing the spread of zoonotic disease. Women working in agriculture should be aware of the following special considerations during pregnancy, which animals are common carriers of zoonotic disease, symptoms of the disease(s), prevention measures, and pregnancy risks.

The Cultivating Community program is sponsored by the Nebraska Safety Council and community partners AgriSafe Network, Nebraska Extension Office and the Nebraska Department of Transportation.

To request additional information, please contact:

Pruss-square-2.jpg Kelsey Pruss, MS
Wellness Services Manager
402-483-2511 ext. 103
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