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NFSHW23: Cardiovascular Health in Farm Workers with a Concentration on Females
September 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Last updated on September 20th, 2023 at 01:34 pm
Summary: More than 100 million US adults have high blood pressure, often called the “silent killer.” Half of those individuals affected do not know that they have it. Men and Women of all ages are affected, and it can cause serious heart problems. In women, the number one cause of death in the US is heart disease, and it is preventable. High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease. Living in a rural location means farm women are experiencing health disparities when compared with the population as a whole. According to AgriSafe’s Knesha Rose-Davison, women who live in rural health areas have poorer health outcomes and have less access to care than urban women. Women in rural areas are also at a higher risk of death from ischemic heart disease than those in urban areas. Learning to recognize the risk factors of high blood pressure and heart disease and practice preventative measures to curb heart disease in farm women and men is vital in addressing this silent killer.
Intended Audience: Agricultural safety and health professionals, extension staff, agricultural workers, healthcare professionals, agriculture businesses, and anyone who would like to learn more about preventing heart disease in agricultural workers
Objectives: At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to…
- List the risk factors for cardiovascular disease
- Recognize the similarities and differences between men and women with Cardiovascular (CV) disease
- Name three preventive measures to address the risk factors for CV Disease
Presenter: Michelle Seekford, DNP, MPH, FNP, COHN-S, CCM
Business Owner and Nurse Practitioner, Valley Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine LLC