Outreach and Advocacy

Stories from the Field: WCAHS attends the 22nd Annual Arizona Interagency Farmworkers Coalition Conference

January 10, 2018

On September 26th - 28th, the WCAHS Outreach Team attended the 22nd Annual Arizona Interagency Farmworkers Coalition (AIFC) Conference held in Yuma, Arizona. WCAHS not only covers California, but also Arizona, Nevada, and Hawaii, so it was a great opportunity to learn more about what other states are doing for farmworkers and their families.

Stories From the Field: Community Health Fair at Knights Landing One Health Center

November 28, 2017

Knights Landing, CA is a small rural community populated predominantly by Latino farmworkers whose work involves many health and safety risks. A challenge for many workers and their families is that the nearest medical facility is 13 miles away.

While that distance might not seem far, it can be a real struggle for many community members to get there because of work constraints and limited transportation options.

Student run Knights Landing One Health Center

Del Bosque Family Farm Passes on Culture of Health and Safety to Employees and Younger Generation

November 17, 2017
Stories From the Field

During my time here at WCAHS, I have had the opportunity to travel to many parts of California and share what I have learned about agricultural health and safety with farmworkers. Recently, I accompanied Teresa Andrews, WCAHS’ Education and Outreach Specialist, on a tailgate training she conducted at Del Bosque Farms, Inc., in Firebaugh, CA.

Stories From the Field: 8th Annual National Hmong American Farmers Conference

October 04, 2017

WCAHS attended the National Hmong American Farmers’ 8th Annual National Farm Conference on August 29, 2017 in Fresno, CA. This year’s conference embraced the diverse and multi-ethnic farming community and focused on “New Generation, Immigrant and Veteran Farmers.” Hmong, Lao, African American and Latino farmers joined together to share their successes and struggles as small and veteran farmers and farmworkers of the United States.

Celebrando el Día de la Familia en Napa, CA

September 05, 2017

WCAHS asistió al 6to Día de la Familia en la ciudad de Napa el domingo 30 de julio, 2017. Este evento, lo cual se llevó a cabo en la calle, estuvo lleno de diversión y celebró a los trabajadores agrícolas del valle de Napa y a sus familias con danzantes Aztecas, mariachi, sorteos, música, tacos, y helados.