The US/Mexico border

A binational approach to framing challenges and constructing solutions for improving farmworkers' lives

Cecilia B Rosales, Maria Isabel Ortega, Jill G De Zapien, Alma Delia Contreras Paniagua, Antonio Zapien, Maia Ingrams, Patricia Aranda

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Abstract

Mexican migrant and seasonal farmworkers in the US-Mexico border region face health hazards and occupational risks and are becoming commonly known in the public health literature. According to several studies, farmworkers have high levels of chronic diseases such as diabetes and respiratory problems, are at risk for infectious diseases, and experience among the highest incidences of work-related injuries of any profession. The findings from two studies are considered and presented with the objective of contributing to an overall understanding of migrant farmworkers as a workforce moving across national boundaries and affected by the work environments and health stressors both shared and unique to each context. We propose a binational approach to comprehensively address the health problems and socioeconomic challenges faced by migrant and seasonal farmworkers. In this paper we present the results of two distinct but complementary studies of farmworker health on the Arizona-Sonora border.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2159-2174
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Volume9
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2012

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Mexico
Health
Occupational Health
Communicable Diseases
Chronic Disease
Public Health
Farmers
Incidence
Wounds and Injuries

Keywords

  • Binational Collaboration
  • Border region
  • Farmworkers
  • Jornaleros
  • Migration
  • US Mexico

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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The US/Mexico border : A binational approach to framing challenges and constructing solutions for improving farmworkers' lives. / Rosales, Cecilia B; Ortega, Maria Isabel; De Zapien, Jill G; Paniagua, Alma Delia Contreras; Zapien, Antonio; Ingrams, Maia; Aranda, Patricia.

In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Vol. 9, No. 6, 06.2012, p. 2159-2174.

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Rosales, Cecilia B ; Ortega, Maria Isabel ; De Zapien, Jill G ; Paniagua, Alma Delia Contreras ; Zapien, Antonio ; Ingrams, Maia ; Aranda, Patricia. / The US/Mexico border : A binational approach to framing challenges and constructing solutions for improving farmworkers' lives. In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2012 ; Vol. 9, No. 6. pp. 2159-2174.
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