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Migrant Health Center, Western Region, Inc.

  • Project title: Health Education for Farmworkers in Puerto Rico
  • Grant period: 5/1/09 – 4/30/12
  • Location: Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
  • Program Overview: Migrant Health Center, Western Region, Inc. (MHC, Inc.) implemented this program with the following goals: 1) increase knowledge in the farmworker population for the prevention of HIV/AIDS and domestic violence; 2) increase knowledge in the farmworker population for the prevention of diabetes; and 3) work toward program sustainability and ownership among the various stakeholders to reach additional farmworkers post-grant. Volunteer farmworkers conduct educational sessions with other farmworkers at health fairs and community events. Community outreach workers travel with clinic providers to deliver health education services to farmworkers in rural areas.

Models Represented by this Program: