About AgriSafe of the Albemarle
Albemarle Regional Health Services (ARHS), the Hertford County Public Health Authority (HCPHA) and the North Carolina Agromedicine Institute have recently been awarded a one year grant through the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust to implement the AgriSafe Program in the counties of Camden, Gates and Hertford. ARHS and the HCPHA are local public health agencies serving northeastern North Carolina.
In order to properly implement this program, ARHS has hired a registered nurse, Meredith Umphlett, to develop regional partnerships, conduct on-site screenings, provide referrals, conduct education and trainings, and provide follow-up to farms in the area. Screenings will include checks of blood pressure, blood glucose. pulmonary function, and hearing. Training will include health education, respiratory protection and farm safety.
ARHS and the HCPHA understand the impact of farms and farm workers have on our region and want to ensure the health and safety of all those impacted by the industry. Although the main focus of this program in Camden, Gates and Hertford counties. the hope is to expand this program to all seven counties served by ARHS, in addition to Hertford County and continue services for years to come.
For more information on AgriSafe of the Albemarle, contact:
Meredith Umphlett, RN
Albemarle Regional Health Services
711 Roanoke Ave\PO Box 189
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
The AgriSafe of North Carolina and AgriSafe of the Albemarle are made possible with the support from these organizations:
The North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund
The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
The North Carolina Rural Center