One of the three Ag Worker Access 2020 Campaign Strategies* is “Open Hearts, Open Doors, Open Access.” With this strategy we recognize the importance of the human element in increasing access and overcoming unintentional barriers that may deter patients from using their local health center. From the members of the board of directors to the staff at the front desk, and everyone in between, there are numerous opportunities to make sure that the Ag Workers in our communities feel welcomed and that they have a health center home.
How do you open hearts? Perhaps one way is by sharing with each other why we care about America’s agricultural workers.
“Ask Me Why I Care” stickers were distributed at the recent NACHC Conference on Agricultural Worker Health, and the feedback we received was awesome. Hearing others’ stories and reasons for their commitment to the Ag worker population reminded participants of the reason for this Campaign, and the importance of reaching our goal of 2 million Ag workers served by the year 2020.
Everyone’s story is different, and we all look at things through different lenses:
Send us your story. We would love to hear why you care about increasing access to care for Ag workers. Your story may be the one to open someone’s heart, or reinvigorate a colleague’s commitment to this special population!
*For more information, visit the Ag Worker Access 2020 Campaign webpage.
The National Center for Farmworker Health
Improving health care access for one of America's most vulnerable populations