Increasing Farmworker Illness Prevention through Inter-Institutional Network Links

Authors: Joseph Grzywacz, Florida State University, Nezahualcoyotl Xiuhtecutli, Farmworker Association of Florida, Antonio Tovar*, Farmworker Association of Florida
Topics: Social Geography, Medical and Health Geography, Hazards and Vulnerability
Keywords: Network, Farmworkers, Pesticides, Heat-Related Illness
Session Type: Poster
Day: 4/4/2019
Start / End Time: 3:05 PM / 4:45 PM
Room: Lincoln 2, Marriott, Exhibition Level
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The nature of farm work creates isolated farmworking communities with little access to information to protect those communities from the hazards with which their occupation is associated. Chief among these hazards are pesticide exposure and heat related illness. This poster focuses on research using network analysis to determine how a partnership between non-profits advocacy organizations like the Farmworker Association of Florida and state research institutions such as Florida State University, has allowed greater outreach to both organizations by augmenting the network through which both of these organizations operate, making prevention information more accessible to vulnerable farmworking populations. This poster addresses the use of spatial nodes as well as the cultural and institutional resources that both sectors of community-based research bring to the partnership to maximize outreach education on pesticide and heat-related illness information to Hispanic and Haitian farmworkers.

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