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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 farm worker population for the prevention of HIV/AIDS and domestic violence; 2) increase knowledge in the farm worker population for the prevention of diabetes; and 3) work toward program sustainability and ownership among the various stakeholders to reach additional farm workers post-grant. Volunteer farm workers conduct educational sessions with other farm workers at health fair and community events. Community outreach workers travel with clinic providers to deliver health education services to farm workers in rural areas.

Models Represented by this Program: