Health Initiatives Resources
► Latina Stories of HIV by the Act Against AIDS Leadership Initiative Latino Partners
► Aliados Newsletters
Directory of Organizations that Serve Rural Latino Communities- We have developed a directory of organizations working to promote health and prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in rural Latino communities. This information can help you connect with other providers in your region, or in areas where your clients may be traveling. If you would like to submit your organization to be included or revise/delete your organization's entry, please email HIV@farmworkerjustice.org
Community Mobilization Toolkit
Training Promotores de Salud in HIV Prevention in Rural Latino communities: A Train-the-Trainer Curriculum
Promotores de salud, or community health workers, are a proven mechanism to reach Latinos in rural areas. Poder Sano has developed a comprehensive Spanish-language train-the-trainer curriculum for individuals interested in training promotores de salud in HIV prevention. The curriculum is based on popular education techniques, and is culturally competent and linguistically sensitive.
The curriculum consists of five modules: The Role of Promotores, Sex and Sexuality, HIV/AIDS Prevention, HIV Testing and Treatment and Best Practices for Outreach. A unique feature of this curriculum is that in addition to the five core modules, it contains extra booster sessions to support promotores de salud in their continued learning and self-reflection. The curriculum also contains in-depth background information for the trainer.
Please email HIV@farmworkerjustice.org if you are interested in obtaining the curriculum free of charge.
► Download a preview here.
Spanish language Radio Public Service Announcements
In collaboration with our partners, Hispanic Communications Network, we have developed two high-production value, Spanish radio public service announcements (PSAs) to promote HIV testing services at local agencies. One PSA targets men and the other women. Each PSA features a brief dialog between two characters with an HIV testing message, followed by a blank space for you to record your organization’s contact information. If you would like more information about using these PSAs to promote your organizations’ HIV testing messages contact us at: HIV@farmworkerjustice.org.
Worker Education Materials (Fotonovelas) Fotonovelas are an excellent tool for modeling positive health choices. Dramatic, visual and culturally relevant, fotonovelas are a successful means of communicating health information and other social issues that are indirectly health related. Throughout the last 10 years, Farmworker Justice has partnered with the Rural Women’s Health Project, presenting workshops and developing community-based fotonovelas that support HIV prevention, model positive behaviors and present realistic situations. The following fotonovela materials are downloadable, or can be ordered in print format.
Women and HIV:
► Comadre (Spanish only)
► A Light at the Store / Una Luz en la tienda
► Married Women Can Get HIV Too / Mujeres Casadas
► Reality / La Realidad
Farmworker Men and HIV:
Hispanic Youth and HIV:
► Gift of a Lifetime / El regalo de todo una vida
► Rude Awakening / Un cruel despertar
► Man Protect Yourself / Hombre, protégete
Voices of Immigrants In Action (VIA) Project with Rural Women's Health Farmworker Justice is a long-time collaborator with the Rural Women's Health Project (RWHP). RWHP has created a new HIV prevention toolkit for Hispanic Immigrants in rural areas and for policy-makers and providers committed to shifting existing policies to reduce the increase of HIV/AIDS. The VIA Tools are the result of a year-long, intense participatory research initiative in Tennessee and Florida. The 2010 VIA Community Survey and Community Exchange Sessions provide the basis for the following fact sheets and curriculum.
2010 VIA Fact Sheets:
|Focus on Community||English||Spanish|
|Focus on Women||English||Spanish|
|Focus on Youth||English||Spanish|
|Perspectives on HIV/AIDS||English|
The VIA Initiative is a project of the Rural Women's Health Project, in collaboration with the Alianza de Mujeres Activas, the North Central Florida Farmworker Corridor-HIV Task Force and Rural Medical Services, Inc. Project partners are the Southern AIDS Coalition and Farmworker Justice.
► Key Resources for Migrant Health by the Farmworker Health Network
Resources for Migrant Health Centers
► Spring 2012 Farmworker Justice Health Policy Bulletin
Farmworker Justice publishes an e-newsletter, Eye on Farmworker Health, for health care professionals on issues affecting the health and safety of migrant farmworkers.
Access to Services
► Medicaid & Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers Fact Sheet (2013)
► Health Reform and Farmworkers Fact Sheet
► How the Affordable Care Act Will Expand Access to Health Coverage (presentation)
► Moving Forward: Implementation of the Affordable Care Act & Farmworker Health (presentation)
► Limited English Proficiency Guidelines for FQHCs
► NHELP –Language Access & Health Disparities (presentation)
► Guide to EPA’s Worker Protection Standard
► Issue Brief: The Role of Exposure Incident Reporting in the Regulation of Pesticides
► Guide to OSHA’s Field Sanitation Standard
► Guide to FIFRA
► Guide to Food Quality Protection Act
► State Pesticide-Related Illness Reporting Requirements
► Reproductive Health Effects of Pesticide Exposure (discussion paper)
► Topics in Respiratory Health of Farmworkers (discussion paper)
► Learn the Facts about Avian/Bird Flu
► Risk Management Series: Providing Behavioral Health to Mobile Populations
► Risk Management Series: Care for Undocumented Patients
► Risk Management Series: Transportation
► Risk Management Series: Off Site Care
Innovative Collaborations between Migrant Health Centers and other organizations
► Ventanilla de Salud Program: A reliable partner for fostering Hispanic's preventive health
► Medical-Legal Partnerships: Northwest Justice Project & Sea Mar Community Health Center