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Are you are a rural community, agricultural industry group or farmer hosting an event between now and 30 June 2019?

The NCFH wants to make a difference to rural Victorians experiencing drought and dry conditions by attending your next event!

We can tailor presentations to suit your needs, deliver workshops on supporting the health and wellbeing of farming communities or offer participants our 20-minute Health and Lifestyle Assessments – all FREE!

Please contact Cecilia Fitzgerald now to secure a date.
Email or call 03 5551 8586

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You could be unaware that you are living with Chronic Kidney Disease, as 90% of kidney function can be lost without experiencing any symptoms. According to Professor Dwyer, Nephrologist and investigator, 10% of Victorians have Chronic Kidney Disease with a higher rate (13.5%) in rural Victoria.

The NCFH are conducting a study to determine the prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease in rural and farming communities in Western Victoria and identify traditional and novel risk factors. Screening for Chronic Kidney Disease is simple; a blood and urine sample can ascertain the presence and stage.

We are recalling participants who have completed a Health and Lifestyle Assessment with the NCFH, are aged between 18 and 75 years and have at least one risk factor for kidney disease.

Read more: Click here 
It’s not too late to enrol in Agricultural Health and Medicine in 2019! Discover YOUR ROLE in improving and supporting the health, wellbeing and safety of farming communities.
With the latest government funding announcements and the devastating impact of climate, there's never been a greater need for skilled agricultural health and medicine professionals across all areas of the industry. Let us help you to upskill and gain a deeper understanding of the significant health, wellbeing and safety issues faced by Australian and International farming communities. 

Agricultural Health and Medicine (HMF701) (Australia's only Agricultural Health and Medicine course), is the perfect platform to gain the specialised skills and knowledge needed to deliver leadership, support and services to communities across Australia. Join us in Hamilton and take advantage of this valuable opportunity to extend your knowledge and qualifications.

HMF701 Enrolments Close 17 Feb 2019.

To learn about the course & how to apply online Click here

Each Wednesday we feature a Farmer Health fact sheet from on Facebook and Twitter. These fact sheets are a useful resource to keep you on top of your game! You asked for a quick recap so here it is!   
  • Diet and Nutrition – Fuelling Farmers’ Lunch Boxes - Read more:
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  • Children and animals - Read more:
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