The National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH) is pleased to announce that Ampla Health based in Yuba City, California, has been selected as the recipient of this year’s Increase Access to Care for Ag Workers (IAC) Network Promising Practices Award.
Since the inception of the Increase Access to Care for Ag Workers Program in 2015, NCFH has seen a variety of great promising practices implemented at health centers that have contributed to the increased number of Ag Workers and their families served nationwide. The IAC Network Promising Practices Award was established in 2018 in order to showcase promising practices, and acknowledge our Network members’ efforts of continuously identifying ways to increase access to quality health care for the Ag worker population. Past recipients include: 2018--Altura Centers for Health (CA) and Sea Mar Community Health Centers (WA), and 2019--Family HealthCare Network (CA).
Ampla Health is being recognized for the promising practice of integrating their Migrant Health Program action plan into their organization’s strategic plan by adding a strategic direction specific to increasing access to care for Ag workers and other vulnerable populations. We see this as a replicable promising practice that demonstrates Ampla’s strong commitment to this special population as an organization, while also creating buy in and accountability at all levels, ensuring prioritization of their Migrant Health Program goals. We further appreciate Ampla staff’s active participation in our IAC Network activities and are pleased to acknowledge this health center’s great work.
In addition to receiving a plaque and $1500 to support their increase access efforts, Ampla will also be recognized during the 2021 Midwest Stream Forum for Agricultural Worker Health to be held in Austin, Texas.
Funding for the IAC Network Promising Practices Award is generated from the annual sales of NCFH commemorative artwork. All proceeds from sales go directly to the IAC Network Promising Practices Award and the NCFH Migrant Health Scholarship fund.
For more information about the Increase Access to Care for Ag Workers Program, contact our Increase Access Campaign Coordinator.
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