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This comic book serves as support for health promoters as they convey basic information on respiratory health and air pollution. It includes basic concepts of the respiratory system, particulate matter, the Air Quality Index, sources of air pollution and the personal protective equipment that outdoor workers should wear to protect themselves from respiratory illnesses.

This pilot project was a collaborative effort involving project partners Futures Without Violence, Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, Líderes Campesinas, RAND, and Migrant Clinicians Network and was made possible with the support of California's ACEs Aware initiative through the UCLA-UCSF ACEs Aware Family Resilience Network (UCAAN) pilot program. 

Education, screening, and response with evidence-based interventions are critical to addressing ACEs. However, ACEs education and screening that are culturally aware are not currently reaching farmworker communities in California. NACES aimed to increase opportunities for farmworkers to inform health care screening and responses to ACEs, increase ACEs education in farmworker communities, build partnerships between community health centers and community-based organizations, and ultimately improve access to care.

The project was divided into two parts, a community-based component presented in this report and a clinical component that examines how the results and recommendations of this community-based portion changed health center outreach, education, and response to ACEs. The community-based component was divided into two phases. Phase 1 involved the evaluation of farmworker leader training and Phase 2, the evaluation of the peer-led farmworker training.

The evaluation team employed a participatory action research (PAR) approach, developing instruments, presenting, and validating results with the partners to ensure active participation and collective action from all project partners and the farmworker leaders themselves.

Adults Get Vaccinated Too is an educational tool in the form of a comic book for health educators who work with the community and who need to provide information about vaccinations, when and where they are administered, and the symptoms that characterize the diseases they prevent.

Through a conversation between farmworkers in the field, this colorful and easy-to-understand comic book helps its readers to learn, in a simple and natural way, the importance of getting vaccinated and boosting their vaccines during their adulthood to prevent diseases such as hepatitis B, meningitis, chickenpox, influenza, tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella and COVID-19.

Helping the Helpers - Comic Book

Among the many obligations health care providers have to their patients, their families and life in general, they forget to put themselves on the priority list. This comic book dedicated to health care providers reminds them how important it is to take care of themselves to meet the needs of their patients and families. It also offers simple self-care steps to improve overall wellness.

Juan Abre los Ojos

This comic book tells us how Juan learned to protect himself from pesticides at work. This resource presents in a very simple and entertaining way what are the sources of exposure to pesticides, their short- and long-term effects on the body, and what can be done to protect oneself from them. It is a great resource for farmworkers and promotores de salud!

Steps For an Organization to Consider When Addressing Conflict

This publication was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $ 1,310,460 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit

Questions for staff to address current organizational tensions

This publication was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $ 1,310,460 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit


Diabetes is a common but complicated health condition facing agricultural workers within the United States. To help assist agricultural workers in learning about this diagnosis, Migrant Clinicians Network has partnered with professional artist and collaborator Salvador Sáenz to create “Mi salud es mi tesoro: Un guía para vivir bien con diabetes,” or, “My Health is My Treasure: A Guide to Living Well with Diabetes.” This low-literacy comic book explores the topic through the full-color story of an agricultural farmworker named Goyo, whose recent diagnosis of diabetes prompts him to engage in conversations with other agricultural workers on topics of diet, exercise, and illness prevention while facing the unique hurdles of living a life of migration. The comic book was originally produced in Spanish, and is now available in English below. Please click "Leer en español" above to access the Spanish-language version. 

In order to print the right number of comic books, we are asking organizations to pre-order in quantities up to 500. The comic book and shipping will be paid for by MCN. In exchange, we simply ask that you, or someone from your organization, complete an evaluation of the comic book several months after you first receive it. Information from the evaluation will help us improve our resources and will give us important insight into how the comic book is being used in the community.

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What to do if you see someone being harassed

A guide to know how to react when you see someone being harassed. Art and script by Uriel Saenz and Alma Galván.

mcn comic book working with farm animals

Libro cómic educativo bilingüe sobre cómo prevenir las enfermedades zoonóticas. Desarrollado por MCN en colaboración con la Universidad Estatal de Ohio.

Safety in Words

Este diccionario ilustrado bilingüe de MCN, "Seguridad en Palabras/ Safety in Words", muestra los peligros que hay en el lugar de trabajo y las mejores prácticas para la salud y la seguridad en la agricultura. Desarrollado con el apoyo del Programa de Subvenciones Susan Harwood de OSHA, este recurso refuerza el vocabulario en inglés de los trabajadores que hablan español lo que ayudará a prevenir lesiones en la agricultura. 

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This colorful bilingual comic addresses workers' compensation and immigrant dairy farm workers’ rights and responsibilities. It tells the story of a Mexican dairy farm worker who is injured on the job and the steps he and his employer take to make sure he receives his benefits, and the farm improves its safety. 

Cover page of Cuidate comic

¡Cuídate! is an educational resource on the prevention of musculoskeletal injuries at work. This comic is in Spanish, English and Haitian Creole.

Lo Que Bien Empieza

MCN Spanish educational comic book that addresses pesticide exposure in women of reproductive age. LO QUE BIEN EMPIEZA...BIEN ACABA: Consejos para las mujeres para prevenir daños a la salud y a sus bebés causados por pesticidas.

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Pesticides Nearby.. but staying healthy comic

This pesticide comic book targets migrant and seasonal farmworker families to educate parents about children's risks to pesticide exposure and ways to minimize these risks. The latest edition is currently only available Spanish though we are working on releasing an updated version of the comic in English.

We are currently "sold out" of our printed pesticide comic book. We are looking for additional funding. In the meantime, please download an e-copy.

The manual is a guide that can be used by community workers, educators, and health promoters for their educational activities in the community. It provides information on the risks of exposure to environmental contaminants and pesticides and ways to reduce those risks. It also includes useful information and tips for working in the community. 

As for the comic book, community workers, educators and health promoters can use it as an educational tool to inform their community about the risks of environmental contaminants and pesticides.