Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention, and Education

Mission and Principles

Mission Statement

The mission of the SW Ag Center is to improve the safety & health of agricultural, forestry & fishing workers. This is accomplished through research, intervention & education projects that build and leverage a network of strategic partners who represent the diversity of the workforce and range of agricultural production in the region.

Guiding Principle

To support justified research that leads to action to improve the health and safety of the agricultural community.

Action Principles

The SW Ag Center represents a unique geographic region that can maximize its contribution to agricultural safety and health practices by supporting work that incorporates:

  • Worker population concerns that have regional or national  significance
  • A particular problem that has significance to a state in the region
  • Specific, understudied population in the region
  • A multiplier effect to generate additional resources
  • The ability to reach additional audiences through collaboration
  • Sustainable interventions

Strategic Plan

The details of how we implement our mission and principles are outlined in our Strategic Plan.

Awards and Recognition

Learn about the awards and recognition that our teams have achieved in their effort to reduce occupational injuries and diseases among agricultural workers and their families.

Our Partners

Our partners help us accomplish our mission and principles through research, intervention & education projects that build and leverage a network of strategic partners who represent the diversity of the workforce and range of agricultural production in the region.