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Strategies for Emergency Management of Chronic Conditions Among Agricultural Workers

Year Developed: 2023

Resource Type: Publication.

Primary Audience: Administrative Staff C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIO, COOs, CMOs, etc.) Clinicians PCAs
Secondary Audience: Board of Directors Outreach Staff

Language(s): English

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

Resource Summary: People living with chronic conditions, and especially Migratory and Seasonal Agricultural Workers (MSAWs), can encounter particular threats to their health during an emergency event. NCFH has developed a resource to assist health center staff, clinical coordinators, and emergency managers with tools to assist MSAW chronic care patients, so that the worst outcomes of these events can be avoided. This checklist includes risk factors for chronic care patients during an emergency, action items to help patients prepare, and disease-specific recommendations for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and chronic kidney disease. This resource also includes some additional outreach and communication strategies to reach MSAWs with chronic conditions during emergencies.

Resource Details: 5-page checklist available in English.

Resource Topic: Clinical Issues, Emerging Issues, , Special and Vulnerable Populations

Resource Subtopic: Diabetes, Community, Health, and Housing Partnerships, Social Determinants of Health (SDOH).

Keywords: Agricultural Workers, Chronic Diseases and Care, Community Health Workers, Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS), Environmental Health, Hispanic Americans/Latinos, Latinas, Hypertension, Immunization, Limited English Proficiency (LEP), Migrants, Nutrition, Outreach, Patient Demographics, Patient Satisfaction, Planning, Prevention, Risk Management, Social Media.

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