Migrant Health PartnersNWRPCA regularly partners with state, regional and federal organizations in order to provide support and advocacy on behalf of migrant and seasonal farmworkers.
At the federal level, we provide information to the Bureau of Primary Health Care's Office of Minority & Special Populations, and the National Advisory Council on Migrant Health regarding migrant and seasonal farmworker issues in the Northwest.
We also partner with the National Association of Community Health Centers, Migrant Health Promotion, Farmworker Justice, Migrant Clinicians Network, Health Outreach Partners and the National Center for Farmworker Health to offer training and best practices during our Western Migrant Stream Forum and other events.
In coordination with the Pesticide Action Network North America we helped to develop the PAN Pesticides Database. This comprehensive database provides current toxicity and regulatory information for over 1900 pesticides. This tool can help health care professionals recognize, diagnose and report pesticide-related illnesses.
Our partnerships with the Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center and the Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety have provided a wealth of resources on agricultural policy and its impact on migrant and seasonal farmworkers living in the West.
NWRPCA is one of eight organizations in the country that receives federal funding in order to employ a Regional Migrant Health Coordinator. The Regional Migrant Health Coordinators are an invaluable resource for migrant and community health centers, farmworker health programs, and other community based organizations wishing to start, expand, or improve health programs to serve migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families. The Coordinators work in partnership with state, regional and national farmworker organizations to help connect programs with the information, training, and resources they need.