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Resources by Topic: Migrants

Exposed and at Risk – Opportunities to Strengthen Enforcement of Pesticide Regulations for Farmworker Safety
Report details the federal and state regulatory policies on pesticide use for farmworkers. Analyzes barriers to regulatory enforcement and makes recommendations for further protecting farmworkers.
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Farmworker Justice Fund, Inc.
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The Impact of Language on Health Care Accessibility
Discusses how language barriers affect healthcare access for limited English proficient (LEP) individuals. Highlights challenges that LEP groups, such as farmworkers, faced in receiving COVID-19 care and information.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Farmworker Justice Fund, Inc.
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A Profile of Migrant Health: 2020 Uniform Data System Analysis
Analyzes the demographic, socioeconomic, and health characteristics of migrants from community and migrant health centers that receive funding through the U.S. Public Health Service Act, Section 330. Discusses common conditions faced by migrants, including COVID-19.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
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Findings from the National Agricultural Workers Survey (NAWS) 2019–2020: A Demographic and Employment Profile of United States Farmworkers
Reports on demographic and employment characteristics of hired agricultural workers in the United States. Includes data on health insurance and healthcare access, as well as information on social determinants of health such as income, education level, language skills, and housing. Based on data collected from face-to-face interviews with 2,586 crop farmworkers conducted between October 1, 2018, and September 30, 2020.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Labor
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Occupational Stressors and Access to COVID-19 Resources among Commuting and Residential Hispanic/Latino Farmworkers in a US-Mexico Border Region
Highlights a study on occupational stress during the COVID-19 pandemic experienced by farmworkers who commute daily from Mexico to the U.S. Breaks down data by personal characteristics, such as age, country of birth, and COVID-19 vaccination rates, among others.
Author(s): Annie Jane Keeney, Amy Quandt, Mercy D. Villaseñor, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(2), 763
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
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Children in the Fields: The Struggles You Should Know
Report examining the challenges and inequities affecting migrant farmworker children based on interviews with 37 children from the West, East, and Mid-Central regions. Addresses health struggles including bodily pain and injury, heat stress, COVID-19, pesticide exposure, and mental health. Also covers education and financial struggles and human trafficking vulnerabilities.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs, Children in the Fields Campaign
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Georgia Farmworker Health Program: Health Services Needs Assessment
Provides a demographic description of people served by the 6 Georgia Farmworker Health Program sites, descriptions of the most frequent diagnoses for migrant farmworkers and their dependents, an assessment of the health services provided to the farmworker population, and recommendations for improving access to care and services provided. Features statistics with breakdowns for years 2018-2021.
Author(s): Ashley Walker, Bettye A. Apenteng, Charles Owens, Angela Peden
Date: 2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Georgia State Office of Rural Health
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Indigenous Agricultural Workers
Highlights a report on indigenous agricultural workers from Central and South America. Details demographic, historical, and health information, among other factors.
Date: 12/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
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Data from the 2017 – 2018 National Agricultural Workers Survey
Summarizes demographic and healthcare data from Findings from the National Agricultural Workers Survey (NAWS) 2017-2018: A Demographic and Employment Profile of United States Farmworkers. Presents information on the health of migratory and seasonal agricultural workers, including demographics, employment and housing, access to healthcare, and utilization of need-based programs.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
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Essentially Unprotected: A Focus on Farmworker Health Laws and Policies Addressing Pesticide Exposure and Heat-Related Illness
Report highlights laws and policies that protect farmworkers from heat- and pesticide-related illnesses. Breaks down both federal and state laws in place to protect farmworkers and makes recommendations.
Author(s): Laurie J. Beyranevand, Lihlani Skipper Nelson, Sarah Goldman, et al.
Date: 05/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Center for a Livable Future, Vermont Law School's Center for Agriculture and Food Systems
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