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Migratory and Seasonal Agricultural Workers and Health Research: Developing Capacity for PCOR

Health disparities affect the Latino population including the 75% of migratory and seasonal agricultural workers (MSAWs) born outside of the U.S. Involving them in the research process can lead to more reliable and valid research findings in areas important to them. Significant gaps in conducting patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) exist. A robust network is needed with researchers and MSAWs prepared to engage in PCOR, funding available, and agencies using results.

Our solution is to connect existing networks, increase researchers/other key stakeholders’ knowledge of PCOR, and utilize various forums to discuss ideas, share results, and build partnerships for conducting PCOR. We will also engage funders interested in PCOR and MSAWs' health.

Project Dates
September 1, 2019 through August 31, 2021

Funding
Funding provided through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Engagement Award Initiative (15515-UOK).

Project Deliverables:

  1. An orientation to share with farmworkers to help prepare them to participate as partners in research
  2. Summary information for researchers interested in partnering with migratory and seasonal agricultural workers in PCOR
  3. Project website to serve as portal for sharing project information
  4. Resource(s) for connecting and engaging researchers, organizations and other key stakeholders interested in PCOR and migratory workers’ health

 

 

Short-term Objectives

Identify and expand network(s) through which researchers and local and national organizations share and obtain information about MSAW health and utilize those avenues to increase key stakeholders interested and prepared to conduct patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR ) Identify and expand network(s) through which researchers and local and national organizations share and obtain information about MSAW health and utilize those avenues to increase key stakeholders interested and prepared to conduct patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR)

Expand MSAWs prepared and interested in participating in PCOR

Expand MSAWs prepared and interested in participating in PCOR

Engage funders in discussing PCOR as part of their funding portfolios/strategic plans including MSAWs

Engage funders in discussing PCOR as part of their funding portfolios/strategic plans including MSAWs

Long-term Objectives

the number of researchers conducting PCOR with MSAWs throughout the process

The number of researchers conducting PCOR with MSAWs throughout the process

Providers/agencies utilizing the results

Providers/agencies utilizing the results

Funders including PCOR and MSAWs in their strategic plans

Funders including PCOR and MSAWs in their strategic plans

Partners

Dell Medical School – Department of Population Health

Farmworker Justice

JUNTOS Center for Advancing Latino Health

Kansas Department of Health and Environment

MHP Salud

Migrant Clinicians Network

Migrant Farmworkers Assistance Fund 

Missouri Migrant Education Program/Research Foundation at SUNY

National Agricultural Workers Survey

National Center for Farmworker Health

REACH Healthcare Foundation

University of Kansas Center for Migration Research

University of Kansas Center for Study of Injustice

University of Kansas School of Social Welfare

University of Nebraska Medical Center

This project was funded through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award (#15515-UOK). The information presented on this website or related products are the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the PCORI, its Board of Governors or Methodology Committee. PCORI is an independent, nonprofit organization authorized by Congress in 2010. Its mission is to fund research that will provide patients, their caregivers, and clinicians with the evidence-based information needed to make better-informed healthcare decisions. PCORI is committed to continually seeking input from a broad range of stakeholders to guide its work.

Key links to previous migratory project:

 

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Project Lead:
Cheryl Holmes

Health Research Cluster:  
Frontier & Rural
Integrated Care
Behavioral Health

KU Position:
Research Project Director

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