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Making a difference to Farmers' in Tassie @ Agfest Field Days

Free Comprehensive Farmer Health Checks 

Following on from very successful days at both Sungold and Wimmera Field days, we are packing our health assessment kits and heading to Tassie at the beginning of May to deliver free comprehensive farmer health checks during Agfest 5-7 May.  
The National Centre for Farmer Health is teaming up with Rural Bank to improve the health, wellbeing and safety of our most valuable asset in farming enterprises - farm men, women, families and agricultural workers!
Farming men, women and agricultural workers attending Agfest will have the opportunity to meet with health professionals trained and experienced in agricultural health and medicine for a free and comprehensive health check, whilst having a social day out.
Come and visit us at the Bendigo Bank and Rural Bank, Site Number 113, First Ave, and look after your best asset - You!

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Sustainable Farm FamiliesTM recognised as example of best practice 

Victorian Workplace Mental Wellbeing Collaboration recognises SFF™ programs as best practice.

According to the VWMWC Resource Centre, the National Centre For Farmer Health’s Sustainable Farm Families™ program is recognised as an example of best practice for improving the health, wellbeing and safety of farmers. It focuses on connecting farmers and their families with the broader community, industry experts and health services to equip farmers with the knowledge and motivation to look after themselves and their business. Over a two or three-year period, workshops are delivered to farmers who are encouraged to develop a health, wellbeing and safety action plan. Evaluation in the form of health monitoring, surveys and personal follow up has illustrated the ongoing effectiveness of the program.
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Agricultural Health & Medicine - HMF702 

Scholarships Open!
Healthy & Sustainable Agricultural Communities Scholarship - HMF702 Trimester 2 2016!

Now is the time to lead the way in Agricultural Health in your community. Healthy and Sustainable Agricultural Communities (HMF702) is a core subject of Australia’s only Graduate Certificate of Agricultural Health and Medicine run by the National Centre for Farmer Health and Deakin University.  Commencing in trimester 2 (11th July), the Healthy and Sustainable Agricultural Communities (HMF702) unit is studied completely online. Those enrolling or enrolled in the Graduate Certificate are eligible for a scholarship of $1000. 

Scholarship applications now open and are available via

If you would like to understand health from the other side of the fence, and make a difference to the health, safety and wellbeing of Australia's farming families — then this is the course for you.
Interested? Read more

Sustainable Farm FamiliesTM - Expressions of Interest

How can you make a difference to farmers’ lives living in your local area? Run a Sustainable Farm Families™ program.
The vision for the SFF™ program is to improve the health, wellbeing and safety of farm families.
SFF™ is a program that has been proven to

  • Change attitudes and behavior to personal health, wellbeing and safety
  • Improve health outcomes for farm families
  • Help rural health practitioners work better with farm men and women
  • Save farmers lives 

Health services that have run SFF™ programs have found that it has become part of their strategic direction for working with farming families in their community. If you want to make a difference and deliver the award winning SFF™ program in Victoria with support from the National Centre for Farmer Health get in your expression of interest now for programs commencing July 2016 - May 2017. Expressions close May 30, 2016.
Like to make a difference and run a SFFTM Program? Read more

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