BOONVILLE, N.Y. — Detecting problems early is the goal of free health checks being offered at Woodsmen’s Field Days, Aug. 19-21, by the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH). On Friday, attendees can come to the mobile health clinic to get checked for skin cancer. The exam is conducted in a private, air-conditioned trailer by a certified nurse practitioner who specializes in dermatology. The exam takes about 15 minutes. Other health checks that are being offered all three days of the show include blood pressure, cholesterol, and vision.
“Everyone is so busy that sometimes health gets put on the back burner,” said Susan Ackerman, NYCAMH’s Center Manager and RN. “We’re happy to bring these services to Woodsmen’s Field Days where people can easily take a little time out of their day to make their health a priority.”
Appointments for health checks are not being scheduled in advance. Simply come to NYCAMH’s tent in the outdoor exhibit area. If a person is being seen or others are in line, we’ll set up a time for you to come back.
NYCAMH will also be offering a wide range of safety and health information at Woodsmen’s Field Days:
- Northeast Logging Research: We’re one of the few organizations addressing not only logger safety, but logger health. Meet the research team dedicated to improving the health of those who work in the woods, and check out some of their surprising results.
- Game of Logging trainings: Sign up to get emails about the upcoming schedule for these popular chainsaw safety training classes.
- PPE Sales: Stop by and see our large selection of personal protective equipment at reasonable prices. Any product can be shipped directly to you.
- Tick Education: Discover how to avoid ticks and tick-borne diseases and pick up a free tick removal kit, tick ID cards, and a tick temporary tattoo!
- Tractor Rollbar Rebate program: Learn about the National ROPS Rebate program, take a copy of the program information and business cards, or sign up for a call from program staff to get more information.
- John May Farm Safety Fund Program: Find out how this program may help you get $5000 back in your pocket while improving safety on your farm.
- Clinical Case Management: Get information about stress reduction, emotional wellness, resiliency and consultations to meet the needs of farming communities.
NYCAMH, a program of Bassett Healthcare Network, enhances agricultural and rural health by preventing and treating occupational injury. To learn more about NYCAMH and its many free programs and services for New York’s farm community, go to www.nycamh.org or call 800-343-7527.
Woodsmen’s Field Days
August 19, 20, and 21
Boonville Oneida County Fairgrounds
NYS Route 294
32 miles north of Utica
FREE skin cancer checks will be available at NYCAMH’s mobile health clinic on Friday, 9 am – 4 pm; and FREE blood pressure, cholesterol, and vision checks on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 8 am – 5 pm. No appointment needed.
The New York Center for Agricultural Medicine & Health – NYCAMH