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Food and Health for All: Health Equity for Agricultural Farmworkers

June 2012

Martha Soledad Vela Acosta, Wayne State University and The Kresge Foundation
Tina Eshaghpour, Philanthropic Advisor,

Farmworkers—the hands that grow and supply so much of our daily food—pay a high price with their health and often their lives to provide our nourishment. Living below the U.S. federal poverty level, those who feed our nation are a young workforce facing economic, educational, health, and linguistic challenges. Unfortunately, the threats to farmworkers’ health and well-being have remained anonymous for too long.

As health foundations and policymakers ponder addressing the social, economic, and environmental determinants of health, consideration must also be given to the needs of farmworkers.


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