Farm Worker Family Health Program (FWFHP)
The Farm Worker Family Health Program is an inter-professional, immersive learning collaboration that addresses urgent primary health care needs of migrant farmworkers and their families while providing students invaluable educational training and service-learning experience.
Since its inception 26 years ago, the FWFHP has served more than 15,000 workers and their children. Each year, vitally needed clinical services are provided to the 600+ individuals who would likely go without health care. In an intensive, low resource outreach setting that also serves as part of the clinical training programs of the participating universities, students and faculty in the health professions deliver preventative and episodic health care in a two-week period each summer.
The Farm Worker Family Health Program brings critical health services directly to farmworkers and their families during the summer months when the migrant population is at its peak in Georgia.
For more information please visit: https://news.emory.edu/features/2019/08/harvesting-health/index.html
Why Your Support Matters This Year, More Than Ever
Due to COVID-19, our students and faculty are unable to attend the Summer Immersion Trip in June. We are still supporting the farmworkers and their families during this unprecedented time with our local partners—the Ellenton Farmworker Health Clinic and the Colquitt County Schools Migrant Program.
Farmworkers are among the most poverty-stricken people in this country and are considered essential workers through this pandemic. They are also at a particularly high risk of contracting COVID-19 due to their working and living conditions.
With your support, the FWFHP can intervene by providing personal protective equipment, sanitizing products, hygiene kits, medication, and other items for farmworkers and their families.
Please join us in providing the resources needed for the Farm Worker Family Health Program to support and serve the backbone of Georgia’s agriculture industry.
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