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Barriers Encountered by Agricultural Workers Seeking Specialty Care and Potential Solutions

Resource Topic: Special and Vulnerable Populations Clinical Issues

Resource Type: Publication

Primary Audience: Clinicians
Secondary Audience: Administrative Staff

Language: English

Developed by: Farmworker Justice (See other resources developed by this organization.)

Resource Summary: An issue brief for health center staff outlining the continuing challenges in providing specialty care to agricultural workers and their families. It highlights experiences of workers and provides recommendations, including opportunities for telehealth.

Resource Details: The issue brief discusses the challenges in providing specialty care to agricultural workers and provides recommendations to health centers. The lessons learned are from FJ's Unidos Project that provided skin cancer screenings and treatment to workers in Arizona and California. The brief also explores opportunities for telehealth, based on an effort with Harvard's Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation that involved workers in discussions about telehealth interventions.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,375,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.