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2014-10-10 Deakin welcomes funding commitment for National Centre for Farmer Health – Deakin University

Farmer health at Deakin

10 October 2014

Deakin University has welcomed a funding commitment for the National Centre for Farmer Health.

“Deakin welcomes the announcement that if elected, Victorian Labor will provide $1 million each year over the next four years towards the Centre,” Deakin Pro Vice-Chancellor (Health), Professor Brendan Crotty said today.

“Since opening in 2008, the National Centre for Farmer Health has combined university research, service delivery and education to improve the health and wellbeing of farmers, farm workers and their families across Australia.

“The Centre’s research and education programs have played a significant role in identifying and addressing health issues in farming communities, and we welcome this commitment to an important healthcare initiative.”

The Centre is a partnership between Deakin University and Western District Health Service and is based in Hamilton.

Source: Deakin welcomes funding commitment for National Centre for Farmer Health – Deakin University