Family Health La Clinica receives grant

Family Health La Clinica, in partnership with the Wisconsin Farmworkers’ Coalition, was recently awarded $322,420 for a project entitled Education and Empowerment for Wisconsin Migrant Seasonal Agriculture Workers (MSAWs).

This funding will support a statewide outreach initiative for the prevention and response to COVID-19 to protect the health of MSAWs, their employers, and Wisconsin communities through the development of resources, guidance, and education on how to prevent and slow the spread of the virus. The initiative will be informed by a variety of stakeholders including, but not limited to, Wisconsin agriculture employers and their employees, statewide advocate organizations such as United Migrant Opportunity Services (UMOS) and Legal Action of Wisconsin, and Wisconsin governmental bodies such as Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and Department of Workforce Development (DWD).

Family Health La Clinica (FHLC) has a long-standing relationship with agriculture employers and MSAWs across Wisconsin. For the past 25 years, FHLC has provided needed medical services to MSAWs throughout the state via its seasonal mobile clinic program, now called the Mobile Health Center. FHLC will continue to provide these important services and is uniquely poised to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and prevent its spread amongst this vulnerable population.

 

FHLC and its partners will now take up the charge in order to protect the people and food supply of Wisconsin and beyond.

This project is funded by the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment at the Medical College of Wisconsin. The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment (AHW) is a statewide health improvement philanthropy propelling promising work and ideas in health research, health care education, and community health initiatives to build a healthier Wisconsin today and for generations to come.

 

Established by the Medical College of Wisconsin to steward a generous gift from Blue Cross & Blue Shield United of Wisconsin, AHW has invested more than $260 million in nearly 450 projects since 2004.