Current Participant Activities
Cohort-wide Health Follow-up
Starting in 2013 we contacted all AHS participants to collect information on changes in health and farming status. This effort was completed in completed in 2015. A new survey will be sent out in 2019.
The AHS encourages researchers to undertake special studies on specific topics that are important to agricultural populations, such as recent studies focused on lung health or risk of Parkinson’s disease. We hope you will agree to participate if you are asked to participate in one of these special studies.
Studies that are currently active:
Confirmation of Self-reported Health Conditions
We periodically reach out to participants who report health conditions that are of special interest to our research team because of the possibility that farm factors may influence the chances of developing the condition. We are currently contacting pesticide applicators and spouses who reported specific autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, and Parkinson’s disease to obtain additional information about diagnosis and treatment of these conditions.