National Center for Farmworker Health

Material Development and Program Development

One of the premiere services NCFH offers is Health Education Material and Program Development. NCFH's staff of health educators has extensive experience in the program and material development process in a variety of health issues to include: HIV/AIDS, breast and cervical cancer, oral health, asthma, arthritis, environmental health and occupational health and safety. This service includes conducting a needs assessment, designing program goals and objectives, identifying and developing the appropriate health messages and materials, and field testing the program to ensure community relevance.

NCFH can also provide you with training on the development of low literacy and culturally appropriate materials by guiding you through the material development process. This service requires a face-to-face initial consultation followed by guidance and consultation via phone and email. Samples include curriculum development, videos, flipcharts, fotonovelas, and other teaching tools. We are also available to design and develop your organization's materials upon request.

  • Translation Services

    NCFH has extensive experience in translating (English-Spanish) documents and materials for the farmworker population, health care providers, and funding agencies, taking into account cultural appropriateness and literacy level. Samples of this service include: newsletters, pamphlets, administrative and clinical forms, program manuals, and training manuals. This process is initiated by customer requests followed by an assessment of need. Upon receipt of your materials, we will review your information and consult with you to determine the scope of the project and provide you with a full assessment with recommendations that may include literacy adjustment and cultural appropriateness. Translation options include direct translation of materials or adjustment of materials for literacy.

  • Focus Group Coordination

    NCFH provides technical assistance in conducting focus groups for specific health topics including cancer, women's health, HIV, and diabetes, etc.

    This hands-on and on-site service includes meeting with interested agencies to determine what information needs to be collected, the target population and the expected outcome from the focus groups. NCFH staff will work with interested parties to determine and formulate the focus group guide, discuss the ideal format/method to be used and determine the logistics for the successful conduction of the groups. NCFH staff will conduct the groups and provide a written report of the findings.