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Work as a Social Driver of Health: How La Casa Family Health Center Identifies Farmworkers

Year Developed: 2022

Resource Type: Podcast.

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

Language(s): Chinese

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

Resource Summary: What happens when health center care teams know more about a patient’s occupation? This data can be especially important if the patient is an essential worker, as the Health Choice Network, a health center-controlled network based in Miami, and their partners at La Casa Family Health Center in New Mexico, learned during the COVID pandemic when treating a high-risk group of dairy farmworkers. This episode of NACHC’s podcast, Health Centers on the Front Lines, takes us behind the scenes at a health center and its partner network as they change the culture around disclosure of occupation among patients.

Resource Details: This is a 24 min 45 sec podcast and two fact sheets that describe a case study, one in English, one in Spanish.

Resource Topic: Clinical Issues, Emerging Issues, Health Information Technology (HIT)/Data, Promising Practice, Quality, Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), Special and Vulnerable Populations, Telehealth

Resource Subtopic: COVID-19, Research and Data, Electronic Health Records (EHRs), Impact/Outcomes, Data Collection Mechanism, Operational Feasibility, Quality Improvement, Population Health, Community, Health, and Housing Partnerships, Access and Equity, Clinical Delivery, Data and Reporting.

Keywords: Access to Care, Agricultural Workers, Appointments, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (AA&NHPIs), Asthma, Blacks/African Americans, Case Studies, Chronic Diseases and Care, Clinical Coding, Community Engagement, Community Health Workers, Data Collection, Management, and Analytics, Documentation, Education of - Staff (e.g., Competency-Based), Patient Education, Health Insurance, Health Risk and Behavior, Hispanic Americans/Latinos, Latinas, Hypertension, Immunization, Implementation Tools, Infectious Diseases, Injury and Violence Prevention, Limited English Proficiency (LEP), Migrants, Occupational Health and Safety, Patient Demographics, Patient Portals, Persons Experiencing Homelessness, Performance Improvement, Policies and Procedures, Prevention, Recruitment and Registration, Research, Risk Management, Rural Health Services, Screening, Strategic Planning.

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.