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Occupational and Environmental Health Concerns: Reproductive Health Among Florida Farmworkers

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Health care providers who serve farm communities can positively affect workers’ health through greater understanding of the occupational exposures and risks faced by pregnant women in the agricultural workforce.  A community-based participatory research (CBPR) study was consucted with a partnership between investigators from Emory University, the University of Florida, the Farmworker Association of Florida, and the Farmworker Health and Safety Institute. 

This presentation shares the results of the CBPR study, including results of focus groups with farmworker women, interviews with health care providers, surveys with 260 female farmworkers of reproductive age, and biomarkers of an organophosphate pesticide and a fungicide.  The presentation concludes with recommendations for health professionals for serving rural and farmworker communities in their areas.

 The presentation will be given at Community Health of South Florida, Inc. (CHI), 10300 S.W. 216th Street, Miami, Fl 33190 on December 19th, 2013 5-6pm.  

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