Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers (MSFW) and their Families 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 and their families (MSFW). The resources provide up-to-date news and information, clinician information, continuing education, patient education, and much more. If you utilize any beneficial MSFW resources that are not included on this page, please feel free to share those by contacting the CHAMPS Programs Coordinator, Population Health. MSFWs 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 Training and Technical Assistance Partners Serving MSFWs
Outreach and Enrollment
Other Online Resources
Special Topics


Farmworker Health Network
Presentation on Agricultural Worker (Ag Worker) health, addressing topics such as legislation, Ag Worker population, health needs and risks, and an overview of the Agricultural Health Program
Webinar recording and slides

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

National Center for Farmworker Health, Inc. (NCFH)
2021 Uniform Data System (UDS) summary of trends in MSFW demographics and health data
A Profile of Migrant Health 

Information on the Ag Worker Access Campaign, an effort with the goal of increasing the number of agricultural workers and their families served in Community and Migrant Health Centers to two million
Ag Worker Access Campaign

Training video designed to assist front desk staff in accurately identifying, registering, and reporting their Migratory and Seasonal Agricultural Worker patients in UDS
Ag Worker Identification Digital Training Tool

PowerPoint presentation to the National Advisory Council on Migrant Health, February 2007
Analyzing Issues, Barriers, Examples, and Opportunities in Migrant Health

Detailed information on specific aspects of farmworker health
Fact Sheets About Farmworkers

​These assessments highlight the diversity of farmworker communities, disparities in COVID-19 vaccination rates, and widespread exposure to key COVID-19 transmission risk factors
Farmworker COVID-19 Community Assessments

Interactive map with the number of farmworkers in each county in the U.S.
Migratory & Seasonal Farmworker Population Estimates

National Population Council of Mexico and Health Initiative of the Americas
Reports that make current issues related to the health of the migrant population from the Mexico-United States corridor accessible to government officials, academic researchers, civil associations, and the general public. The 2020 edition includes a chapter on the impact of COVID-19 on the migrant Mexican community. The reports are available in English and Spanish
Immigration and Health/Migración y Salud


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


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

National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)
National Conference for Agricultural Worker Health
Annual Conference

National Center for Farmworker Health, Inc. (NCFH)
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 Forum for Migrant and Community Health
Annual forum


AgriSafe Network
Organization provides webinars, onsite trainings, professional resources, and more
Learning Lab

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

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
A national campaign with resources and education to reduce heat-related illness, particularly in agricultural workers.
Heat Illness Prevention Campaign

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


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 and brochures designed for agricultural workers

Illustrated Health Center Brochure
Explains basic information about health centers; includes a blank panel for health centers to provide their contact information
Haitian Creole

Sun Exposure Handout
Provides basic information about skin cancer and how agricultural workers can protect themselves from sun exposure

National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH)/Genoso Migrant Center
Bilingual health education resources on a variety of subjects
Patient Education Resources

Bilingual patient health center access digital stories that can be used in health center waiting room areas, in conducting community outreach, and for staff training; health center access digital stories are available in Spanish with English subtitles.

Ag Worker Identification
This five-minute digital story is designed to help health centers identify Ag Workers for identification and registration purposes.
Click HERE to view and HERE to download the “Ag Worker Identification” digital story.

Hogar de Salud Centrado en el Paciente/Patient-Centered Health Home
This six-minute digital story teaches patients about the unique features of a Patient-Centered Health Home and what they might experience in a health home before, during, and after a visit.
Click HERE to view and HERE to download the “Patient-Centered Health Home” digital story.
A brochure is available for download in English and Spanish.

Cómo Obtener Servicios en su Centro de Salud/How to Get Care at Your Health Center
This seven-minute digital story shares with patients the steps they should follow to access services at the health center and have a good experience during their visit, guiding the viewer on making and getting ready for an appointment, what to expect during the visit, and how to pay for services.
Click HERE to view and HERE to download “How to Get Care at Your Health Center” digital story.
A brochure is available for download in English and Spanish.

U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), Instituto Nacional Sobre el Envejecimiento
Up-to-date information on health issues with free publications in Spanish
Spanish Language Health Information

National Migrant Head Start Collaboration Office
Provides names, addresses, phone numbers, websites, and a map of locations for the Head Start program and Health Centers
Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Centers and Health Centers Locator/Localizador de Centros de Head Start para Trabajadores Migrantes y de Temporada, y de Centros de Salud


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


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

Information on the federal marketplace in Spanish and other languages
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

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 (KFF)
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.


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

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
Home Page



Marshfield Clinic Research Institute
A presentation on providing services for children whose parents work in agriculture outlining research, action steps, and data summaries.
We’re All In

Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN)
A collection of resources outlining the health implications of children who are mobile, agricultural health and safety for children, and unaccompanied minors.
Children’s Health

Clinical guidelines dealing with children and lead exposure with special emphasis on working with migrant children.
MCN’s Lead Guidelines for Primary Care Providers Caring for Migrant Children

A toolkit with reference guides and health education materials on preventing exposures to toxic chemicals and other substances that affect infant and child health.
Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit

Use the MCN’s Rapid Assessment Tool to help adolescent farmworkers identify agricultural tasks they perform in agriculture and facilitate clinician understanding of the health risks associated with it.
Rapid Clinical Assessment Tool for Adolescent Farmworker Injury and Exposure

National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH)
A fact sheet and references for child labor in agriculture and the associated health risks.
Child Labor Fact Sheet

Maternal and child health fact sheet and references in the context of agricultural workers and their communities.
Maternal and Child Health Fact Sheet

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
A case study covering the health status of children of migrant farm workers within a farm worker family health program.
Health Status of Children of Migrant Farm Workers: Farm Worker Family Health Program, Moultrie, Georgia

An overview of the health status, barriers to care, and nursing innovations while treating children of migrant farmworkers.
Migrant Farmworker Children: Health Status, Barriers to Care, and Nursing Innovations in Healthcare Delivery