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Resources by Topic: Migrants

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - Agriculture Workers and Employers: Interim Guidance from CDC and the U.S. Department of Labor
Presents guidance on preventing the spread of COVID-19 among agricultural workers on farms, ranches, and other sites of agricultural production. Discusses operational planning for cleaning and disinfecting, risk management, and screening.
Additional links: En Español
Date: 06/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Labor
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Vaccine Central
Resources to support health departments, community-based organizations, and others with vaccine efforts among refugee, immigrant, and migrant communities.
Additional links: A Checklist for COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-out Among Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants, COVID-19 Vaccines - Focus Group Discussion (FGD) Facilitation Guide, COVID-19 Vaccines - Focus Group Discussion (FGD) Note-Taking Guide & Template, Guide: Mobile COVID-19 Vaccination Campaigns for Refugee, Immigrant and Migrant (RIM) Communities
Date: 05/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants
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An Outbreak of COVID-19 Among H-2A Temporary Agricultural Workers
Highlights a study on COVID-19 outbreaks among temporary agricultural workers with H-2A visas. Focuses on crew of 120 workers in north central Florida. Details the workers' demographic information, such as age, gender, and country of origin, and discusses some of the factors contributing to the outbreak.
Author(s): Michael Lauzardo, Nadia Kovacevich, Anthony Dennis, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 111(4), 571–573
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
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COVID-19 in Rural America: Impact on Farms & Agricultural Workers
Fact sheet highlights the impact of COVID-19 on American farms, farmworkers, and rural areas broadly. Details information about protective equipment, housing, and unemployment benefits, among other factors.
Date: 04/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
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Extreme Weather Events - Perspectives & Safety Impacts in Agriculture
Highlights the experiences of agricultural workers and employers on the effect of extreme weather on the health and wellness of agricultural workers. Discusses the challenges and precautions of working in extreme heat, dust, and wildfires, among other elements.
Date: 03/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety
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COVID-19 Farmworker Study
Presents an ongoing study on the effect of COVID-19 on migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families in California, Oregon, and Washington. Works with community-based organizations to conduct a study via a phone-based survey and an in-depth interview detailing the farmworkers' experiences.
Date: 2021
Type: Website
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COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Protections for Agricultural Workers
Details the sick leave protections outlined in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and how they apply to farmworkers. Breaks down the policy by reason for being unable to work, who the policy applies to, length of protection, and pay. Also, highlights state-level sick leave protection policies in prominent farmworker states.
Date: 12/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Farmworker Justice Fund, Inc.
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Coronavirus Pandemic Highlights Critical Gaps in Rural Internet Access for Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers: A Call for Partnership with Medical Libraries
Highlights the challenges of reaching migrant and seasonal farmworkers with public health information during the COVID-19 pandemic. Discuses migrants' lack of broadband internet as an inhibitor to migrants' ability to access both healthcare and public health information.
Author(s): Joseph G. L. Lee, Catherine E. LePrevost, Emery L. Harwell, et al.
Citation: Journal of the Medical Library Association, 108(4), 651-655
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
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Migrant Health Center Map
Presents an interactive map of all the migrant health centers in the U.S. Details the centers' name, location, site type, and weekly hours of operation.
Date: 2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
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Farmworker Health Network: 2020 Key Resources for Agricultural Worker Health
Highlights several resources on agricultural worker health, including a toolkit to encourage ag worker participation on health center boards and model programs to address specific health conditions. Provides a summary for each resource and links to more information on each sponsoring program's website.
Date: 2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Farmworker Justice Fund, Inc., Health Outreach Partners, MHP Salud, Migrant Clinicians Network, National Association of Community Health Centers, National Center for Farmworker Health
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