The health program is the largest program of the NC Farmworkers’ Project. The goal of the program is to connect farmworkers in our area to health services, health information, and clinical care. We achieve this by working with a network of clinical partners across the region and by conducting outreach and case management with farmworkers in our area.
By the numbers
In 2016, we reached more than 2,500 farmworkers with basic health information, toiletry donations, information about clinic services, and assistance with accessing the care they needed. Because of our work, 640 farmworkers had medical appointments with our clinic partner, Benson Area Medical Center, over the course of the agricultural season, at a cost they could afford. Many more workers were able to be seen in other area clinics, and we assisted these workers with transportation, interpretation, and follow-up to get their prescriptions filled.
Mobile Medical Unit
Almost every week from April through October, we take out the mobile medical unit to see farmworkers for medical appointments in camps where they live. This allows us to access workers who need medical care but might not otherwise get to see a doctor because of distance from a clinic, long work hours, or other barriers. Click here to see a short documentary about our mobile medical unit.