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.
Download a digital copy of the comic book below!
A guide for how to react when you see someone being harassed. Art and script by Uriel Saenz and Alma Galván.
Bilingual educational comic book about ways to prevent zoonotic diseases. Developed by MCN in partnership with The Ohio State University.
A bilingual, full-color comic book about workers' compensation and workers' rights for immigrant dairy workers. It tells the story of a Mexican dairy worker injured on the job and the steps he and his employer take to ensure he receives benefits and the farm improves safety. These include stories that are applicable across the U.S. and those that are state specific.
- DairyWrkrRightsWrkComp_ENG2016_web.pdf (7.78 MB)
- DairyWrkrRightsWrkComp_ESP2016_web.pdf (7.92 MB)
- COMIC - Safety and Health on the Farm - New Mexico - English.pdf (3.4 MB)
- COMIC - Safety and Health on the Farm - New Mexico - Spanish.pdf (3.41 MB)
- COMIC - Safety and Health on the Farm - New York - English.pdf (3.45 MB)
- COMIC - Safety and Health on the Farm - New York - Spanish.pdf (3.46 MB)
- COMIC - Safety and Health on the Farm -Minnesota -English.pdf (7.78 MB)
- COMIC - Safety and Health on the Farm - Minnesota - Spanish_0.pdf (7.91 MB)
¡Cuídate! is a patient education resource aimed at preventing musculoskeletal injuries among farmworkers. The comic book is available in English, Spanish and Creole.
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.
- lo que bien empiezacomic 2015-20mb.pdf (16.45 MB)
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.
This Community Health Worker manual (English/Spanish) offers information about health risks from pesticide exposure and ways to lessen these risks. It includes useful information and tips to successfully work in the community.