Franklin County Latino Migrant Farm Worker Health David Larsen MS-II, Pete Cooch MS-II, Charlotte Reback MD, UVM College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont 2011 VT SEARCH Scholars Project. BACKGROUND. INFORMATION GATHERING.
Franklin County Latino Migrant Farm Worker Health
David Larsen MS-II, Pete Cooch MS-II, Charlotte Reback MD, UVM College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont
2011 VT SEARCH Scholars Project
We conducted semi-structured interviews with 25 LMFW’s at nine different farms in Franklin county. We also spoke with multiple farmers. Workers were asked about their experiences seeking healthcare in Vermont, their questions and concerns, and the healthcare systems they were familiar with from home. Workers were chosen based on the variety of care they’d received, including, acute and chronic conditions, dentistry and childbirth.
We also met with clinicians, pharmacists, farm health coalition members, and medical administrators from across Franklin County.
CULTURAL COMPETENCY MANUAL
The Champlain Valley AHEC Cultural Competency Manual is intended for health care workers in Franklin, Chittenden, and Addison counties.
Our chapter gives information specific to the LMFW’s in Vermont including population, religion, diet, education, family, and prior health experience. It also addresses specific health concerns, barriers to care, special considerations for health care providers, and additional resources that will be helpful in serving the LMFW’s.
You can receive a copy of the pamphlet or the Cultural Competency Manual by contacting the Champlain Valley AHEC office by phone, (802)527-1474, email, [email protected], or by visiting their website at http://www.cvahec.org.
The pamphlet is in a double-sided tri-fold format . It contains the answers to the most common questions and concerns voiced by LMFW’s, as well as tips and suggestions from healthcare providers, administrators, and interpreters.
The outside of the pamphlet is organized as a series of Frequently Asked Questions, such as “What if I don’t speak English”, “Will I be asked for documentation”, and “Will my healthcare be affordable”.
This program is funded by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)