Our farmer Health & Lifestyle Assessments (HLAs) were developed to promote the importance of health, wellbeing and safety in various settings to our farming men, women and agricultural workers across Australia.
We have been attending agricultural field days, education workshops and farmer gatherings since 2009 and have delivered over 4000 HLAs to date.
What is a Health & Lifestyle Assessment?
A 20-minute HLA conducted by trained agrihealth professionals includes:
- a survey covering lifestyle behaviours, farm safety practices, and social and emotional wellbeing
- blood pressure measurement
- cholesterol levels measurement
- blood glucose measurement and risk of diabetes
- height, weight and waist measurements
- eyesight testing
The assessment provides you with immediate results in a take home ‘personal health passport’ along with recommendations and relevant education and resources to help you take follow-up action.
Note: De-identified data may be used for NCFH research purposes. This is confidential and governed by the Deakin University Human Research Ethics Committee (Ethics reference number 2013-107).
We believe that our farmer HLAs are an excellent way to check in on your health. But don’t just take our word for it, here is what our participants have said.
“I came to the field days to buy a new cattle crush and ramp, and got a free health check as well!”Cattle Farmer, Queensland
“Very important service for farmers … good idea and concept that ticks all the boxes of health … much needed for the industry … I appreciate the time given … the health assessment was good, and care and empathy shown by all the staff”Grain Farmer, Victoria
“Thanks ‘Farmer Health’ for being at the Field Day, if I didn’t get a free health check from you and your recommendations,
I wouldn’t have known that I had type 1 diabetes.“Cropping Farmer, Victoria
How can you receive a Health & Lifestyle Assessment
Find out where we will be next delivering HLAs by:
- Following us on social media
- Signing up for our eNews
- Checking out our calendar of events
- Contact the NCFH on (03) 5551 8533 or email via email@example.com
How you can include Health & Lifestyle Assessments at your next event
If you would like more information, or to discuss your interest in having us deliver HLAs at your next farming community event, please contact: