Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers (MSFW) Resources

The following resources were compiled in response to requests by Region VIII CHC staff members striving to provide quality services to migrant and seasonal farmworkers (MSFW) and their families. The resources provide up-to-date news and information, clinician information, continuing education, patient education, and much more. Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers are recognized by HRSA as special populations. For information on special populations, please visit the CHAMPS Special Populations Overview webpage. For general resources on serving culturally diverse populations, please visit the CHAMPS Cultural Competency webpage.

Please click or scroll down for:
Fact Sheets, Reports, Presentations, and News
Clinician Resources
Continuing Education and Conferences
Environmental and Occupational Safety
Patient Education Tools
National Cooperative Agreements Serving MSFWs
Outreach and Enrollment
Other Online Resources

FACT SHEETS, REPORTS, PRESENTATIONS, AND NEWS

Farmworker Justice & The National Center for Farmworker Health
Facts about farmworkers’ health including health history and access to health care, January 2015
Farmworkers’ Health Fact Sheet: Data from the National Agricultural Workers Survey

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Health Center Program works with the Administration for Children and Families Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Program
Memorandum of Understanding between HRSA and ACF memo

National Center for Farmworker Health, Inc. (NCFH)
Detailed information on specific aspects of farmworker health
Fact Sheets About Farmworkers

National Center for Farmworker Health, Inc. (NCFH)
PowerPoint presentation to the National Advisory Council on Migrant Health, February 2007
Analyzing Issues, Barriers, Examples, and Opportunities in Migrant Health

CLINICIAN RESOURCES

Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN)
Training, education, research, and clinical topics
Migrant Clinicians Network Home Page 

Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) Health Network
National program to assure continuity of care and treatment completion through case management, medical records transfer, and follow-up services for mobile patients
Health Network

The New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health and Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN)
Diagnosis and treatment of occupational injuries in northeastern migrant and seasonal farmworkers
A Migrant Farmworker Occupational Health Reference Manual

CONTINUING EDUCATION AND CONFERENCES

MAFO, A National Partnership of Farmworker and Rural Organizations (MAFO)
National conference and training opportunities
MAFO Overview

Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN)
Upcoming and Archived Webcasts
MCN Sponsored Webcasts through the Clinical Directors Network

Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN)
Online courses with continuing education credit
MCN Online Courses

National Center for Farmworker Health, Inc.
Midwest Stream Farmworker Health Forum
Annual forum

North Carolina Community Health Center Association
East Coast Migrant Stream Forum
Annual forum

Northwest Regional Primary Care Association (NWRPCA)
Western Migrant Stream Forum
Annual forum

ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY

AgriSafe Network
Organization provides webinars, onsite trainings, professional resources, and more
Training and Resources

Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs (AFOP)
Association of job training, health and environmental safety, and advocacy programs and organizations
National Pesticide Safety Program for Agricultural Workers and Farmworker Children

CDC, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Agricultural Centers conduct research, education and prevention projects
NIOSH Agricultural Centers, topic pages, and community partners

High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health & Safety (HICAHS)
A NIOSH Agricultural Center that conducts research, education, and prevention/intervention programs on agricultural health and safety, focusing on Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming
HICAHS Projects, Resources, and Directory

National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC)
Objective, science-based information about pesticides and pesticide-related topics
NPIC hot topics, pesticide news, publications, and more

U.S. Agricultural Centers
YouTube channel with over 80 videos on farm safety and health including grain bins, dairy, tractor rollovers, needlestick injuries, heating protection, heat illness, and more
U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers YouTube channel

Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety
Dedicated to the understanding and prevention of illness and injury in Western agriculture
Current projects, seminar series, and upcoming events

PATIENT EDUCATION TOOLS

California Department of Pesticide Regulation
Fact sheets including how to read a pesticide label, protecting your family, and safety tips
Consumer Fact Sheets

Farmworker Justice
Handouts providing basic information about skin cancer and how agricultural workers can protect themselves from sun exposure
English
Spanish

National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH)
Bilingual health education mini-lesson packets designed for use with farmworker teens, out-of-school youth, and adults, but can also be used with other Hispanic audiences

A Healthy House/Un Hogar Saludable
There are six mini-lessons addressing safe and clean home environments such as safe storing of medicine, pest and rodent control, how to prevent food poisoning, and more

Click HERE to view “A Health House/Un Hogar Saludable” lesson plans.

For Your Health/Para Tu Salud
There are eleven mini-lessons addressing health care behaviors such as visiting a doctor, hand washing, oral hygiene, sexually transmitted infections, heat stroke and dehydration, birth control methods, bug bites, sun protection, and the impacts of nicotine

Click HERE to view “For Your Health/Para Tu Salud” lesson plans.

Let’s Talk About Mental Health/Hablemos Sobre la Salud Mental
There are four mini-lessons addressing mental health, anxiety, depression, and alcohol

Click HERE to view “Let’s Talk About Mental Health/Hablemos Sobre la Salud Mental” lesson plans.

The Migrant Project
Multimedia curriculum for middle and high school students based on the photodocumentary by Rick Nahmias
Lessons from the Migrant Project

US National Institutes of Health, Instituto Nacional Sobre el Envejecimiento
Up-to-date information on health issues with free publications in Spanish
Spanish Language Health Information

NATIONAL COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS SERVING MSFWs

Farmworker Justice Fund, Inc.
Health Outreach Partners
Migrant Clinicians Network, Inc.
Migrant Health Promotion
National Center for Farmworker Health, Inc.

OUTREACH AND ENROLLMENT

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Healthcare.gov website in Spanish
CuidadaoDeSalud.gov

Information on the federal marketplace in Spanish
Materials in Several Languages

Farmworker Justice
Information and resources on the ACA for farmworkers and their families in English and Spanish
Affordable Care Act

An overview on temporary foreign agricultural workers in the United States, who require education and assistance on health coverage under the Affordable Care Act
H-2A Workers- Who, What, and Outreach Resources

Healthcare.gov
Information on eligibility details of the marketplace for immigrant families
What Do Immigrant Families Need to Know about the Marketplace?

Health Outreach Partners (HOP)
Booklet that contains ideas and resources for doing outreach in an anti-immigrant climate
Outreach in an Anti-Immigrant Climate

Kaiser Family Foundation
Report that identifies the role of Medicaid and CHIP for immigrant families; key barriers immigrant families face to enrolling in coverage and accessing care; successful strategies to overcome these barriers; and considerations for implementing the coverage expansion under health reform
Connecting Eligible Immigrant Families to Health Coverage and Care: Key Lessons from Outreach and Enrollment Workers

        Click HERE for more resources on outreach to underserved populations.

OTHER ONLINE RESOURCES

Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs (AFOP)
Fact sheets, reports, public service announcements, events, programs, and media
Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs Home Page

Department of Education Migrant Education – Basic State Formula Grants
Funds support high quality education programs for migratory children
Migrant Education – Basic State Formula Grants

Department of Education College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)
Assists students who are migratory or seasonal farmworkers (or children of such workers) enrolled in their first year of undergraduate studies
College Assistance Migrant Program

Honoring the Hands
Website, documentary and archive collection that supports and honors the Migrant Health movement
Honoring the Hands

HRSA/BPHC
The Federal Migrant Health Program provides staff support to the National Advisory Council on Migrant Health (NACMH)
National Advisory Council on Migrant Health

Migrant Health Promotion
Training for Promotores and Promotoras to address health, abuse, stress, and violence issues in migrant communities
Salud Para Todos (Health for All)

National Migrant & Seasonal Head Start Association (NMSHSA)
A membership organization working to support and strengthen migrant and seasonal Head Start programs
National Migrant & Seasonal Head Start Association

The Cross Cultural Health Care Program
Cultural competency trainings, interpreter trainings, and research projects
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