FYI Series: The Michigan Farmworker Project (MFP)

March 14, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Culture/DEI, Health and Well-being

Who are the essential workers who work to put food on our tables? Learn about the Michigan Farmworker Project (MFP), a community-engaged project conducted by U-M public health researchers that aims to provide a deeper understanding of the complex intersection of working and living conditions with occupational and environmental health exposures among migrant and seasonal farmworkers in our state.

The MFP identifies the challenges farmworkers face — precarious, often dangerous, employment and labor exploitation — and identify gaps in needed services and public policy, incorporating recommendations from farmworkers themselves to address their working and living conditions. Join the Project’s co-investigators, Associate Professor of Epidemiology Alexis Handal and Epidemiology Postdoctoral Research Fellow Lisbeth Iglesias-Rios, as they discuss the MFP, the challenges faced, and preliminary findings and policy implications of this vital work. Open to all, but please register here to attend this virtual event.