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May 2022


Slide advertising WRASAP NETWORK QUARTERLY MEETING with WRASAP logo on right & 4 other logos at bottomCalifornia AgrAbility hosted the Western Region Agricultural Stress Assistance Program (WRASAP) Network quarterly meeting. Dr. Annie J. Keeney from San Diego State University's School of Social Work discussed findings from a recent project, "Occupational Stressors and Access to COVID-19 Resources Among Commuting and Residential Farmworkers." Dr. Keeney's project examined COVID-19 related stressors and barriers to vaccination and testing among the commuting and residential farmworker populations in Imperial County, California. Dr. Keeney's presentation was followed by an update on Montana State University's currently active WRASAP farmworker baseline survey.

WRASAP booth with woman in face mask behind wood counter filled with brochures and give-aways. Map of USA showing Regional Stress Assistance Network areas hanging from front of counter.California AgrAbility staff attended the 2022 Western Forum for Migrant and Community Health in Portland, Oregon, as part of the Western Regional Agricultural Stress Assistance Program Network. The forum brought together health professionals from various organizations throughout the West including migrant centers and community health centers, to educate, network, and share information and resources.

California AgrAbility staff joined representatives from local organizations and agencies at April's monthly RISE meeting. RISE, Inc. is a non-profit public benefit organization the provides social services to rural communities in Yolo County to enhance the quality of life. The meeting offered attendees the opportunity to network over coffee and tamales and further connect during an icebreaker activity where attendees learned more about other organizations. Attendees shared updates on upcoming projects and their organization's resources.

Submitted by California AgrAbility Project