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A Discussion of the Current Definition of Migrant Used in Migant and Community Health Centers

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On many occasions, MCN staff has heard from colleagues in the area of migrant health that the official legislated definition of a Migrant or Seasonal Farmworker used in HRSA funded health centers is not representative of the population now being served in many M/CHCs. In order to have a clearer understanding of the opinions held by our colleagues, MCN initiated a 3 week-long survey in June, 2006 to gather information from individuals providing direct health services about the possible strengths or weaknesses of the definition of migrant currently in use. Here are the results.

Comments on Proposed EPA Proposed EPA Regulations Authorizing Pesticide Testing on Human Subjects

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Comments submitted by the Farmworker Justice Fund on the behalf of a number of organizations regarding proposed EPA regulations authorizing pesticide testing on human subjects.

Farmworker Wins Sexual Harassment Case

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In a case that spotlights problems faced by migrant women working on farms, a federal-court jury in Fresno on Friday found one of California’s largest agricultural businesses liable for sexual harassment and awarded its employee nearly $1 million.

Inert Ingredients Petition

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The petition asks EPA to change its regulations regarding pesticide labeling. Currently, very few "inert" ingredients are identified on pesticide labels. The petition asks EPA to require label identification of all inert ingredients that EPA has identified as hazardous.

Invisible to Most, Women Line Up for Day Labor

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New York Times 8-15-05 article describing the increased participation of women in day labor work.

Legal Momentum Advancing Women's Rights

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Legal Momentum advances the rights of women and girls by using the power of the law and creating innovative public policy. 202-544-4470LDEF Helpline: 212-925-6635

Migrant Health Promotion

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Migrant Health Promotion is committed to strengthening the capacity of farmworker families and their communities to improve their health through collaborative peer education and advocacy.

National Latino Health Organization (NLHO)

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NLHO works towards the goal of bi-lingual access to quality health care and self-empowerment of Latinas through culturally respectful educational programs, health advocacy, outreach, research and public policy.

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