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Growers Establish Foundation To Help Farmworkers With Child Care, Health Care and Education

MAITLAND, Fla., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida farmers have launched a new foundation to benefit farmworkers, announcing today an initial round of $160,000 in funding for three programs related to child care, health care and education for the farmworker community in South Florida. For its ...

Hispanic Farmworkers Need More Information on Skin Disease

Researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine have examined the prevalence of skin disease in Hispanic farmworkers in North Carolina and found that three out of four farmworkers harbors skin disease.// There is also a lack of information on commonly found skin diseases as well as potenti...

Regence Foundation Announces Three Grants Totaling $195,000

...rmation of the health care system. Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Foundation, operating clinics that largely serve the medical needs of Latinos and farmworkers in Oregon's Yamhill and Washington Counties, will receive $100,000 to implement an electronic health records (EHR) system. The EHRs will help Virginia...

Dolores Huerta to Join Workers at Candlelight Vigil

... of St. Joseph to negotiate a Free and Fair Election Agreement for a union election at their hospitals WHO: Dolores Huerta, United farmworkers co-founder Jose Moreno, Anaheim City School District board member Rev. Sarah Halverson, Fairview Community Church St. Joseph H...

Research Documents Children’s Exposure to Pesticide

...ity Commission estimated in 2004 that more than 21,000 migrant and seasonal farmworkers were employed in these counties during peak harvest, accounting for 25 perc...ency (EPA) regulations. Three in five children lived in households in which farmworkers did not shower immediately after work and four in five lived in households ...

Poor Housing May lead to Poor Health

... are small, exacerbating the crowded conditions caused by the large size of farmworker households that may include related and unrelated adults. Among farmworkers in the study, 36 percent to 46 percent lived in crowded conditions, compared to an estimated 3 percent of the rural population. In addition, man...
farmworkers in Biological News

Skin disease common among Hispanic farmworkers in North Carolina, research shows

Wake Forest University School of Medicine studies of Hispanic farmworkers in North Carolina found that more than three out of four workers had skin disease and that workers need more information about how to prevent common skin conditions, as well as potentially deadly diseases such as skin cancer....
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