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Susan Brumby

Journal article

Healthy ageing: farming into the twilight

Policy directives in agriculture have long been concerned with encouraging low producing farmers to retire - with limited success. From a healthy ageing perspective, the choice to remain on the farm into advancing years could appear a desirable policy outcome. Yet as farmers age, many...
Journal article

Alcohol Consumption, Obesity, and Psychological Distress in Farming Communities-An Australian Study

Alcohol consumption patterns nationally and internationally have been identified as elevated in rural and remote populations. In the general Australian population, 20.5% of adult males and 16.9% of adult females drink at short-term, high-risk levels. Farmers are more likely to drink excessively than those living...
Conference paper

Early intervention in farming family health: making informed life choices for sustainable family farming

The Sustainable Farm Families project engages with farming families by informing them about healthy living options and farm safety, recognising that family health is essential for them to effectively utilise their economic and natural resources. This evidence-based program works with farming families in an educative...
Report

Living longer on the land: a health program that works: an economic evaluation of the Sustainable Farm Families program

Rural and farming populations in Australia have above average rates of premature morbidity and mortality through heart disease, cancer and suicide. The Sustainable Farm Families (SFF) project is designed to influence farmers' behaviours with respect to health, safety and wellbeing. This report presents the results...