Presenter Information

Megan Baker

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom B/C/D

Start Date

21-5-2015

End Date

21-5-2015

Keywords

Migrant Health, Health Education, Anthropology

Abstract

Although it is recognized that there is a gap in health education in migrant and other under-served populations, very few programs have been established to address this problem. This research is important because it highlights areas in which health education is lacking and provides suggestions on how to address these issues. The purpose of the research was to assess the health education program present in the migrant community living in the Vista Hermosa community at the Broetje Orchards in Prescott, Washington, and to compare it to other migrant and agricultural communities. The Vista Hermosa Community is a unique case study because the Broetje family established this community for their migrant workers in 1988. Along with supplying housing, the family also provides a schooling system, daycare, and a health education program for their employees. The public health committee was established in hopes of increasing the availability of health education materials available to the community. The public health committee and members of the Broetje family were interviewed to assess the current health education available in the Vista Hermosa Community. More than half of the community has attended either one or both of the previous health fairs offered by the public health committee, thus it is important to consider the content and scope of education materials provided for participants.

Poster Number

20

Faculty Mentor(s)

Tracy Andrews

Department/Program

Anthropology & Museum Studies

Additional Mentoring Department

Anthropology & Museum Studies

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May 21st, 11:30 AM May 21st, 2:00 PM

Migrant Health Education at Broetje Orchards

SURC Ballroom B/C/D

Although it is recognized that there is a gap in health education in migrant and other under-served populations, very few programs have been established to address this problem. This research is important because it highlights areas in which health education is lacking and provides suggestions on how to address these issues. The purpose of the research was to assess the health education program present in the migrant community living in the Vista Hermosa community at the Broetje Orchards in Prescott, Washington, and to compare it to other migrant and agricultural communities. The Vista Hermosa Community is a unique case study because the Broetje family established this community for their migrant workers in 1988. Along with supplying housing, the family also provides a schooling system, daycare, and a health education program for their employees. The public health committee was established in hopes of increasing the availability of health education materials available to the community. The public health committee and members of the Broetje family were interviewed to assess the current health education available in the Vista Hermosa Community. More than half of the community has attended either one or both of the previous health fairs offered by the public health committee, thus it is important to consider the content and scope of education materials provided for participants.