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Resources by Topic: Migrants

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: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
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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.
Date: 06/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Labor
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Health Effects of the Coronavirus on the Farmworker Community
Webinar recording from March 19, 2020 discusses the potential risks for migrant farmworkers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights the migrant-specific risks such as lack of housing, legal status, healthcare access, and access to testing. Discusses measures to mitigate these risks.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: Children in the Fields Campaign, Migrant Clinicians Network
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Health and Occupational Injury Experienced by Latinx Child Farmworkers in North Carolina, USA
Highlights a study on occupational injuries among Latinx child farmworkers in North Carolina. Presents children by age, gender, and migrant worker classification, among other measures.
Author(s): Thomas A. Arcury, Taylor J. Arnold, Sara A. Quandt, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(1), 248
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
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A Roadmap for Delivering Child Care in Agricultural Communities
Workbook designed to identify challenges and assets in providing services in rural communities, and to examine how these factors play a part in accessing services. Includes resources and links for further information.
Author(s): A.K. Liebman, M.A. Salzwedel, J. Simmons, B.C. Lee
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Migrant Clinicians Network, National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
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A Pilot Project to Increase Health Literacy among Youth from Seasonal Farmworker Families in Rural Eastern North Carolina: A Qualitative Exploration of Implementation and Impact
Details a project to improve health literacy among young people from seasonal farmworker families in North Carolina. Evaluates the intervention's implementation and outcomes. Presents participants by age, gender, and year in school, as well as home internet access.
Author(s): Israel M. Mendez, Mary Lisa Pories, Leah Cordova, et al.
Citation: Journal of the Medical Library Association, 107(2), 179-186
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
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Influence of Work on Elevated Blood Pressure in Hispanic Adolescents in South Texas
Presents a study on work and blood pressure rates among Hispanic teens in the predominantly rural Hidalgo County, Texas on the U.S-Mexico border. Breaks down data on student participants based on age, race, and physical activity, among other measures.
Author(s): Eva M. Shipp, Sharon P. Cooper, Luohua Jiang, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(7), 1096
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
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Latinx Child Farmworkers in North Carolina: Study Design and Participant Baseline Characteristics
Details a study on the health and wellness of Latinx children from ages 10 to 17 employed as agricultural workers in North Carolina. Bases conclusions on survey interviews of 202 children and presents data by year in school, years as a farm worker, and type of crops farmed, among other measures.
Author(s): Thomas A. Arcury, Taylor J. Arnold, Joanne C. Sandberg
Citation: American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 62(2), 156-167
Date: 02/2019
Type: Document
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Statistical Profiles - Primary Care Area Statistical Profiles
Provides information on demographics, healthcare facilities and services, the number of providers, hospitalization by age group, leading causes of infant mortality, and prenatal care and fertility data for Primary Care Areas in Arizona.
Date: 01/2019
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Bureau of Health Systems Development
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Barriers Encountered by Agricultural Workers Seeking Specialty Care and Potential Solutions
Discusses challenges providing access to specialty care for farmworkers and their families. Examines opportunities for using promotores and telehealth to expand specialty care access and provides recommendations for health centers.
Date: 12/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Farmworker Justice Fund, Inc.
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