Project FRESCO: An Occupational Heat and Sun Safety Education Program for Farmworkers . The National Action Summit for Latino Worker Health and Safety Presented by: Alicia Gonzales, MSSW, Project Director, [email protected]
Project FRESCO: An Occupational Heat and Sun Safety Education Program for Farmworkers
The National Action Summit for Latino Worker Health and Safety
Presented by: Alicia Gonzales, MSSW, Project Director, [email protected]
Supported by: The Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention and Education at the University of Texas Health Center at Tyler and funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
To design and pilot test an intervention to increase farm safety practices among migrant and seasonal farmworkers (MSFWs) in various geographic regions and agricultural settings using the lay health worker model as the mode of intervention.
Develop and pretest educational materials
Research minimum competencies for promotoras
Develop promotora curriculum
Pilot Intervention and evaluate results
Certify promotora curriculum with TxDSHS
IM is a step-by-step process for merging theory, empirical findings, and stakeholder input to create effective health intervention programs.
IM provided a roadmap for decision making while carrying out the program aims.
Core Steps in IM:
Identify target behaviors, determinants, and then change objectives
Identify methods and strategies
Develop program materials
Plan for program adoption and implementation
*Partners: La Clínica de Familia -Las Cruces, New México
Migrant Health Promotion/Weslaco, Texas
Mano a Mano/Brownsville, Texas
Collier County Health Department/Immokalee, Florida
Campesinos Sin Fronteras/Yuma, Arizona
Nuestra Clinica Del Valle/San Juan, Texas
Lay Health Worker Focus Groups
Farmworker Focus Groups
Target Behaviors – Drink water, Cover up, Cool off
Behavioral and Environmental Determinants – Knowledge, Skills, Self Efficacy, etc.
Matrices of Change Objectives –crossed Target Behaviors with Determinants to answer the question “What needs to change to allow the FW to perform the target behaviors?”
Flipchart: Farmworker’s View
Flipchart: Promotora’s View
* AIM 6: Promotora curriculum will be certified by the Promotor(a) Training and Certification Program of the Texas Department of State Health Services
*Partner: Migrant Health Promotion/ Weslaco, Texas
Alicia Gonzales, MSSW
National Center for Farmworker Health, Inc.