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Three Ways to Support Migrant Farmworkers Families as They Move from Place to Place

  • Migrant farmworkers and their families leave their homes to work in agriculture, affecting their mental and physical health.
  • Moving often poses various challenges to migrant farmworker families.
  • Migrant Health Centers, education programs, and legal aid services provide support to this migrant population.
  • Providing culturally and linguistically appropriate services is key to supporting this population as they move from place to place.
September 28, 2023|
3010, 2020

Living a Healthy Lifestyle: Community Health Workers Promoting Diabetes Prevention Among Families

October 30, 2020|

As type II diabetes continues to rise, especially among our Latino population, it is important to educate our communities on the preventative measures and risk factors for this disease. While most of these interventions focus on individual behavior change, more recent research suggests that a family-centered approach to chronic disease prevention provides promising results. In this blog, we will discuss the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and how Community Health Workers play a key role in implementing family-centered diabetes interventions.

2407, 2020

Food Insecurity In the United States

July 24, 2020|

Consistent and reliable access to food is a challenge that millions of Americans face at some point throughout the year. In fact, in 2018, nearly 14.3 million households were food insecure.1 Food insecurity is when a household has difficulty providing enough food for the entire family due to factors such as financial hardship and lack of access to resources such as social service and government programs.

1706, 2020

Community Health Workers are Helping the Rio Grande Valley’s Residents Through the Pandemic

June 17, 2020|

The coronavirus outbreak is creating unique challenges for Hispanic and Latino individuals that live within the tight-knit border communities (often referred to as colonias) of the lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas. Across MHP Salud’s initiatives, Community Health Workers (CHWs) are stepping up to ensure that individuals are informed and receive the help they need during these difficult times.

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