North Carolina Farmworker Health Program

What We Do

The North Carolina Farmworker Health Program works to improve the health of migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families by providing funding, training and technical assistance to a statewide network of outreach and health care providers.

The Program serves farmworkers because:

  • Over 150,000 farmworkers and their family members are estimated to reside in North Carolina.
  • Agriculture is a $70-billion-a-year industry in North Carolina, and is dependent on a healthy workforce.
  • Agriculture is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States, posing numerous occupational health risks.
  • Farmworker populations are traditionally underserved because of barriers to care including transportation, language, cost and isolation.

NC Farmworker Health Program Profile

State Fiscal Year 2016 NC Farmworker Health Coverage Map

 

Additional Resources

Resources for grantees and individuals interested in additional information about farmworkers

 

Contact

North Carolina Farmworker Health Program
Office of Rural Health
2009 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699

Elizabeth Freeman Lambar
Farmworker Health Program Manager
(919) 527-6440 main
Toll Free: 800-533-8847
Elizabeth.Freeman@dhss.nc.gov