NCFHP congratulates Janeth Tapia, farmworker health outreach coordinator at NC Farmworkers Project in Benson, NC for being selected by Hispanics in Philanthropy as a 2018 recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Health Equity Award!
RWJF’s post reads:
“Providing access to affordable, quality health care for a population that is often politically marginalized and isolated is a key component of the North Carolina Farm Workers’ Project. Outreach Coordinator Janeth Tapia works with partners across the region to connect nearly 3,000 farmworkers with health information and clinical care. Tapia educates health care providers about the hazards that farm workers face, and she helps farm workers take charge of and advocate for their own health. The program provides transportation and volunteer translators for medical visits, and it has worked for extended clinical hours so farmworkers can get care at night or on weekends.”