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High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health & Safety

HICAHS is dedicated to improving the health, safety, and well-being of those working in the agriculture, and forestry industries. We are composed of a multi-disciplinary team that researches topics such as mechanical hazards, tractor roll-overs, musculoskeletal stress, respiratory disease and traumatic injury.


 
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Funding Available - Emerging Issues

Short-term grant funding is currently available to address specific "emerging issues" affecting agricultural workers in the HICAHS region. Funding up to $25,000 is available for projects ending by August 14, 2020.
 
Current emerging issues established by our stakeholders include:
-Mental Health
-Substance Abuse/Misuse
-Extreme Weather/Climate Change
-And more.
 
Visit the Emerging Issues page to review the full list of emerging issues, download the request for abstracts, and review previous projects. Abstracts are due December 3, 2019.
 

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