The National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety (NCCRAHS) was established in 1997 with support from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to provide a wide range of services related to children and adolescents living in rural areas and working in agricultural environments.
- Provides guidance for childhood injury prevention programs.
- Convenes consensus development sessions to address complex or controversial issues in childhood injury prevention.
- Provides technical assistance and training to professionals on youth safety issues.
- Enhances communication linkages among child safety advocates in public and private sectors.
About the Project Advisors
- Carrie Klumb, Epidemiologist – Minnesota Department of Health (UMASH)
- Karen Kollars, Agritourism Development Consultant, Sidney, NE.
- Penny Leff, Agritourism Coordinator at University of California Small Farm Program, Davis, CA.
- Heather Olsen, Associate Director – National Program for Playground Safety
- Kirk Smith, Manager, Minnesota Department of Health
- Tami Thompson, Owner – Lazy O Farms
- Tom Tweite, Owner – Tweite’s Family Farm
- Craig Underwood, Owner – Underwood Family Farms
National Children’s Center Staff
- Marsha Salzwedel, MS, Project Leader, Youth Agricultural Safety Specialist
- Barbara Lee, RN, PhD., Director of the National Children’s Center
- Tammy Ellis, Education Outreach Specialist
- Bryan Weichelt, Project Manager
National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
1000 North Oak Avenue, Marshfield, WI 54449-5790
Phone: 1.800.662.6900 or 715.389.4999
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