Health is a basic need and right for everyone. Farmworkers’ living and working conditions contribute to poor health outcomes. However, farmworkers and their families face numerous challenges to health care access. These challenges include lack of health insurance, lack of familiarity with the U.S. health care system, transportation, cultural and linguistic barriers, and immigration status.
Farmworker Justice seeks to improve farmworker occupational safety, health, and health care access through community partnerships, health promotion and education, and policy advocacy. Visit our Resource Center to access our health materials, including issue briefs, fact sheets, guides, trainings, illustrated brochures for farmworker families, and our Health Policy Bulletin. See our Webinars page for webinars on topics such as health care access, farmworker housing, domestic violence, COVID-19 policy & resources, medical-legal partnerships and emergency preparedness.
Health Care Access
Health is a basic need and right for everyone. Farmworkers face numerous challenges to health care access. Community health centers are the primary source of medical care for many farmworkers and their families.
Farmworker Health Issues
Farmworkers and their families face numerous health issues due to their living and working conditions.
Occupational and Environmental Health
Agriculture consistently ranks as one of the most hazardous occupations in the nation. Farmworkers labor during the hottest points of the day and may be exposed to heat stress, pesticides, insect/rodent bites, and falls from ladders, among other hazards.