Services & Activities
Rural Health and Safety of Eastern Iowa promotes and sponsors activities focusing on health and safety for children and youth, farmers and employees, and firefighters and first responders.
We conduct and co-sponsor outreach activities at county and regional fairs, school safety days, Amish rural schools, farms and agribusinesses, community emergency services, and local employers.
Our on-site activities include mobile clinic health screenings, safety education presentations, and interactive demonstrations.
Grain safety demonstrations show hazards of entrapment and engulfment in flowing grain of bins and wagons.
On-site grain rescue training is available for firefighters and rural first responders with our partners at the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS).
Our outreach demonstration and health screening services are available on site at local fairs, schools, and community events.
Mobile clinic health screenings are provided by trained rural health care providers, focusing on blood pressure and blood glucose, body mass index (BMI), cholesterol, and skin cancer screenings.
All-terrain vehicle (ATV) safety demonstrations with an ATV simulators demonstrate age- and size-appropriate factors, personal protective equipment, and safe riding practices for youth and their parents.
Ultra-violet skin scanning machines show early damage from UV-A and UV-B sun exposure that can lead to skin cancers.
Farm safety programs tailored for Amish youth are presented to scholars and their parents at rural districts in Johnson, Washington, and Keokuk Counties.