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News by Topic: Farmers and farmworkers

HRSA: National Advisory Council on Migrant Health Federal Register
Sep 18, 2018 - Announces a meeting of the National Advisory Council on Migrant Health (NACMH) to be held on November 14-15, 2018. The agenda includes a discussion of patient engagement strategies, the recruitment and retention of providers, human trafficking in agriculture, and health literacy. The full agenda will be posted to the NACMH website prior to the meeting.
Source: Federal Register
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Farmworkers Face Illness and Death in the Fields
Aug 20, 2018 - Discusses concerns over farm workers facing heat stroke, an issue that is only expected to get worse with predicted temperature increases. California has stricter laws than many states in the region, but they are not always enforced. Also touches on efforts to strengthen these safety laws as well as to educate farm workers on the risks and how to take care of themselves in extreme heat.
Source: High Country News
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This Farmer Is Taking Rural America’s Mental Health Crisis into His Own Hands
Aug 16, 2018 - Highlights the difficulty farmers and other rural residents have in accessing mental healthcare and the efforts of a farmer in rural Wisconsin to create an informal space for his fellow farmers to talk about their struggles. With high rates of suicide in the industry, the lack of access to care can be devastating.
Source: Vice News
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