Resources for Farmworkers
Environmental and Occupational Safety
Outreach and Enrollment
Access to Health Care
The Open Door Clinic is a free health clinic for uninsured and under-insured adults in Addison County, please contact us for an appointment: (802) 388-0137
Bridges to Health
Bi-State Primary Care Association, in partnership with the University of Vermont Extension and the Open Door Clinic, established the Bridges to Health program to connect migrant farmworkers to health services through the use of care coordinators and promotores. Promotores work to decrease barriers to care facing migrant farm workers by offering transportation and translation services, helping to schedule medical appointments, educating farmers and farm workers on the local health services available in their communities, and providing feedback to rural healthcare providers on strategies to improve cultural competency and access. Executive Summary Assessing the Bridges to Health Project between 2015-2018
Educational Resources for Providers and Organizations
Bridges to Health was featured in July 2015 by the Rural Assistance Center (RAC) as a Model and Innovation. Bi-State is also featured in RAC’s Care Coordination Toolkit Program Clearinghouse where you will find health outreach resources.
Health Status/Needs of Latino Dairy Farmworkers
A study of 120 Latino workers was conducted on 59 Vermont dairy farms to develop a demographic profile and evaluate their self-assessed health status and barriers to care.
Health Literacy Quick Reference Guides:
– English and Spanish Healthcare Access for Latino Migrant Farmworkers in Franklin County
– English and Spanish Healthcare Access for Latino Migrant Farmworkers in Lamoille County
– English and Spanish Healthcare Access for Latino Migrant Farmworkers in Orleans, Essex, and Caledonia Counties
A sample Policy for health center staff to use with Limited English Proficient (LEP) Patients.
Migrant Farmworkers Needs Assessment
In 2010, Bi-State funded an assessment of migrant worker health conducted by researchers from the UVM’s Community Development and Applied Economics Department. Seventy mixed-method interviews were conducted with migrant workers on 26 dairy farms in central and northeastern Vermont.