Education and Empowerment for Migrant Seasonal Agriculture Workers

Preventing and minimizing COVID-19 among migrant and seasonal agricultural workers and their employers in Wisconsin

Full Project Name:Education and Empowerment for Wisconsin Migrant Seasonal Agriculture WorkersPrimary Community Organization:Family Health La ClinicaAward Amount:$322,420
Award Date
April2020
Project Duration:6 months

Project Description Narrative:


The agricultural sector brings more than $3.3 billion to the Wisconsin economy annually. Critical to that economic contribution are migrant and seasonal agricultural workers, who often live and work in close proximity to each other, have little access to primary health care, and struggle to access care without insurance coverage or stay home from work without sick pay. The global COVID-19 pandemic has shown that the new coronavirus spreads easily in settings with many people working and/or living in close proximity, which poses a concern for individuals in this sector. Through this award, project partners will support the health of migrant and seasonal agricultural workers and their employers in Wisconsin through the development of education, resources, and guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Additional community partners:
UMOS, Legal Action of Wisconsin, Seneca Foods Corporation, Lakeside Foods Corporation, Wisconsin Farmworker's Coalition

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