Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers
Farmworkers face unique challenges including dangerous occupations and exposure to environmental hazards. They are uninsured at a higher than average rate and also have high rates of poverty and mobility, making accessing services a particular challenge. Migrant health centers are critical to the health care of farmworkers and their families. To help this population overcome some of these barriers, health centers make special efforts which might include:
It’s important that centers receiving this funding demonstrate how they are increasing access to care for this population. It’s critical for FQHC staff to clearly understand the definitions HRSA uses for “Farmworker,” “Agriculture,” and how to capture this data in a culturally appropriate manner.
FACHC can provide training and technical assistance around these issues and identify national resources to help health centers in these efforts.
Training and Technical Assistance
Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Identification and Documentation
Orientation to Farmworker Health
Farmworkers in the Southeast Describes the working conditions, demographics, health conditions, barriers to care and challenges faced by Farmworkers, FACHC
Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker HRSA’s Definition
National Advisory Council on Migrant Health Advises the HHS migrant health
Migrant Clinicians Toolbox Forms, policies, tools and protocols from FQHCs nationwide, MCN
A Guide to Farmworker Programs and Services in Florida, Coalition of Florida Farmworker organizations (COFFO)
For more information, contact Erin Sologaistoa at Erin@fachc.org
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