Social Determinants of Health

2018–2019 Rapid Response Funding Awarded

May 21, 2019

Earlier this year, WCAHS accepted proposals for short-term projects that address research, outreach, or educational issues of agricultural health and safety in Arizona, California, Hawaii, and/or Nevada. Twelve competitive proposals were received and the following five projects were funded.

Food Security and Nutritional Status among Agricultural Workers in the California Central Valley: Pilot Study

Reina Engle-Stone, PhD, and Leslie Olivares, UC Davis

How Depression Impacts Efforts to Address Obesity Among Farmworkers

August 10, 2018
Biological, lifestyle, and environmental factors all affect obesity, both in the general population and among farmworkers. However, less is known about the relationship between mental illness, such as depression, and obesity in the agricultural workforce.

WCAHS Small Grant Recipient Receives Distinguished Award

August 29, 2017
WCAHS small grant recipient Seth Holmes, PhD, MD, was recently named a William T Grant Scholar. With this prestigious award, he will receive explore the experiences of second‐generation indigenous Mexican farmworker youth.

California Farmers Face Labor Drought

June 01, 2017
California's labor shortage has implications for farmworker wages, health benefits, and work conditions as employers compete for a shrinking resource.

Bleak Outlook for California Farmworker Health Coverage Prospects

February 27, 2017
Approximately half of California’s 650,000 farmworkers have no health care coverage. The other half receives seasonal coverage from their employer for a few months of the year and/or relies on Medi-Cal / Covered California eligibility.