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AThA2 - Ensuring Agricultural Worker Access to Care in 2021 - Update on Immigration / Health Policy and Advocacy Opportunities

‐ May 6, 2021 2:00pm

As frontline essential workers, agricultural worker communities have been disproportionately affected by COVID, an impact exacerbated by social determinants of health such as immigration status. The Biden Administration’s commitment to health equity creates opportunities to promote and increase health care access for agricultural workers and their families as we continue to navigate the COVID pandemic. Since January 2021, numerous policies have been enacted or proposed which would expand health care access, improve occupational safety and health protections, and address social determinants of health. This session, featuring subject matter experts from the National Immigration Law Center, Farmworker Justice, the California Primary Care Association, and MICOP will share information from the federal, state, and local perspective. We will provide updates on public charge, immigration policy, the Affordable Care Act, and COVID relief legislation, among other policies that impact agricultural worker communities and migrant health centers. Speakers will identify resources and strategies for health centers and agricultural workers to promote health care access during COVID and beyond.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain basic knowledge and understanding of key federal policies affecting agricultural worker families and broader immigrant communities.
  • Learn what specific strategies and plans health centers have developed to promote health care access.
  • Identify key resources, webinars, and toolkits available from National Immigration Law Center, Farmworker Justice, California Primary Care Association, National Protecting Immigrant Families Campaign, NACHC and American Association Pacific Community Health Organizations and sign up as a member of the National Health Center Immigration Workgroup.