The Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (WCAHS) partnered with several other NIOSH-funded ag centers to host the Western Agriculture Safety and Health Conference in Seattle, Washington in early August. The conference’s theme—Cultivating Collaborations—highlighted the goal of building relationships and exchanging ideas.
Many of us are familiar with the story of Cesar Chavez and how he and other farmworkers organized themselves to fight for farmworker rights. Although much progress has been made, many farmworkers continue to work long hours in unsafe conditions and with low pay.
The Annual Promotores Conference is always free, conducted in Spanish, and open to anyone interested in learning about community issues such as labor rights, child development, health and wellbeing, domestic violence, and more.
Two vacant WCAHS administration positions were filled this fall with Fadi Fathallah, PhD, becoming the new WCAHS Associate Director and Christopher Simmons, PhD, becoming the new WCAHS Director of Research.
This is the second year that WCAHS has participated in a community health fair organized by the student volunteers at the Knights Landing One Health Center, a UC Davis student-run clinic that provides valuable primary health care services to the Knights Landing community every first and third Sunday of each month.
WCAHS attended the National Hmong American Farmers’ 8th Annual National Farm Conference on August 29, 2017 in Fresno, CA. This year’s conference embraced the diverse and multi-ethnic farming community and focused on “New Generation, Immigrant and Veteran Farmers.”