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Distance Learning: Challenges Delivering Health Services to Migrant Farm Workers

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Presenter: Jennie Wren Denmark, CEO – East Georgia Healthcare Center

Sponsor: Healthcare Georgia Foundation

Session Description:
The presentation will educate the viewers on how to design and deliver health programs for migrant and seasonal farmworkers. Viewers will also receive a brief history of the border agricultural workers from their origins in rural Mexico to the agricultural fields of America and how culturally relevant health services are provided. 

Session Objectives:
By the end of the presentation, community health providers will learn:

  • Strategies used for service delivery to migrant and seasonal farmworkers
  • Define the different types of farmworkers and the questions to ask to identify whether the workers are migrant, seasonal, or H2A workers
  • Barriers farmworkers encounter when trying to access health care services
  • Challenges of serving farmworkers


Technology Requirements:
Participants registering for programs should have access to the following technology for best viewing and participation:

  • Personal computer with Macintosh or Windows with 512 MB of RAM
  • Broadband internet connection such as an office LAN, DSL, or cable modem
  • Phone next to personal computer (or speaker phone if multiple people are viewing)
  • Computer speakers (built-in or attached)
  • Latest version of Adobe Flash which can be downloaded for free at