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Identifying, Classifying & Reporting H-2A Workers in the UDS (Uniform Data System)

Resource Topic: Special and Vulnerable Populations, Workforce

Resource Subtopic: Community, Health, and Housing Partnerships, Policy and Advocacy, Development/Training.

Keywords: Access to Care, Agricultural Workers, Community Health Workers, Documentation, Migrants, Uniform Data System (UDS).

Year Developed: 2022

Resource Type: Publication.

Primary Audience: Administrative Staff Enabling Staff Outreach Staff PCAs

Language(s): English

Developed by: National Center for Farmworker Health (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: NCFH created this publication to assist health center staff in understanding the key differences between H-2A and H-2B visa programs and how to accurately identify and report H-2A workers in the UDS.

Resource Details: This resource provides information regarding what H-2 visa programs are, the key differences between H-2A and H-2B visa programs, and how to accurately identify and report H-2A workers for Uniform Data System (UDS) reporting. The resource also provides patient scenarios to demonstrate use of verification and classification steps to accurately classify H-2A and H-2B workers for UDS reporting using HRSA’s definition of agriculture. Additional tips and resources are provided in the publication to support finding H-2A workers in a health center’s community for outreach planning and for classification of migratory and seasonal agricultural workers (MSAWs) in the UDS.

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 $6,625,000 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.