The Silent Crisis: Addressing Fear and Discrimination in Agricultural Worker Communities
Western Stream Forum for Migrant and Community Health
Thursday, February 22, 3:30-5pm
Recent policy changes and harmful rhetoric have created serious challenges for health centers to reach and provide care to all patients. In response, many patients, including agricultural workers and their families, choose to forgo necessary primary and preventive care services, resulting in complications to their physical, mental, and behavioral health. In the summer of 2017, Health Outreach Partners (HOP) and Northwest Regional Primary Care Association (NWRPCA), hosted a series of convenings throughout California, Washington, and Oregon. These events gathered CHWs, promotores, and other frontline staff to identify and discuss the challenges they encounter while working to support their communities, brainstorm solutions to these challenges, and exchange best practices. In this session, HOP will review key findings from the convenings, and share recommendations for how to best support all communities in accessing care during such trying times.