Community Health Centers (CHCs) serve approximately 20% of Agricultural Workers in the United States.¹ More advocates have been coming together to develop strategies to increase these workers’ access to care. It can be difficult for some to receive care due to where they live. These people typically live in more rural areas that are farther away from health centers.
CARE GAP: There are approximately 2.4 million agricultural workers employed on farms and ranches in the United States.² These workers often travel and live in rural places where access to health care is limited. This distance hindrance continues to be a barrier in giving agricultural workers adequate access to care.
CERTINTELL SOLUTION: Certintell can close this health care gap by providing telehealth technology and software to Community Health Centers across the nation. This software makes virtual doctor visits possible through a platform that can be accessed from any mobile device. These visits can be done from any place where there is an internet connection. With these solutions, health care access is available wherever agricultural or rural workers are.
➠ Organize a mobile or in-person health screening event or health fair. View examples from Antelope Memorial Hospital.
➠ Visit the National Center for Farmworker Health to learn about and join the Agricultural Worker 2020 Campaign. Other ways to support Agricultural workers are available on this website as well.
¹”Tuesday, 8/6 – Agricultural Worker Health Center Day.” National Health Center Week, 9 May. 2017, healthcenterweek.org/ag-worker-health.
²”Who We Serve | Farmworker Justice.” 29 July 2019, www.farmworkerjustice.org/about/who-we-serve.