Conference for Agricultural Worker Health

Hotel Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM
May 6-8, 2019

The Con­fer­ence for Agri­cul­tural Worker Health is the only con­fer­ence ded­i­cated solely to the health and well-being of America’s migra­tory and sea­sonal agri­cul­tural work­ers. Com­mu­nity and Migrant Heath Cen­ters serve approx­i­mately one million migra­tory and sea­sonal agri­cul­tural work­ers and their fam­i­lies. How­ever, this rep­re­sents less than 25% of the esti­mated num­ber who reside in the coun­try. We must do bet­ter, we can and we are!

Hot Air Balloons Over the Bosque. Photo credit: City of Albuquerque

The National Asso­ci­a­tion of Com­mu­nity Health Cen­ters in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the National Cen­ter for Farm­worker Health, Com­mu­nity and Migrant Health Cen­ters, State and Regional Pri­mary Care Asso­ci­a­tions, the Farm­worker Health Net­work and other key stake­hold­ers have launched Ag Worker Access 2020 Cam­paign!  The cam­paign calls on all migrant health cen­ters nation­wide to increase the num­ber of new migratory and seasonal agricultural workers by expanding the campaign beyond the health center through formal partnerships and collaborations with other community-based organizations serving the population—migrant and seasonal head start programs, farmworker housing units, migrant education, churches and synagogues, farmers and growers and other partners.  Through this concerted effort, we are confident we can reach our goal to serve 2 million agricultural workers and their families.

PCAs, HCCNs, and health cen­ters all across the coun­try have enthu­si­as­ti­cally embraced the cam­paign by devel­op­ing more spe­cific com­mu­nity out­reach strate­gies and effec­tive uti­liza­tion of com­mu­nity health work­ers and promotoras(es) to reach the pop­u­la­tion. Train-the-Trainer pro­gram cur­ric­ula has been devel­oped to train front desk/patient intake staff are being trained to more accu­rately iden­tify who is a “migra­tory” or “sea­sonal” agri­cul­tural worker and fam­ily mem­ber dur­ing the patient intake process result­ing in more accu­rate report­ing in the UDS report­ing sys­tem.

Come and join us in Albuquerque, NM May 6-8, 2019 to learn more about the cam­paign, what progress has been made, share effec­tive strate­gies designed to reach this pop­u­la­tion and net­work with your col­leagues who have ded­i­cated their lives to serv­ing America’s migra­tory and sea­sonal agri­cul­tural pop­u­la­tion.

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