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Coming Out Of The Dark: Emergency Preparedness Plan for Farmworker Communities in San Diego County

From DiversityPreparedness.org, Konane M. Martinez; Anna Hoff; Arcela Núñez-Alvarez, 2009.

Author(s): Konane M. Martinez; Anna Hoff; Arcela Núñez-Alvarez
Organization(s): National Latino Research Center at California State University, San Marcos
Location: California
Year: 2009
Download: FW CARE Coalition Emergency Plan 3.15.11.pdf
Description: The Farmworker CARE (Coordination/ Communication, Advocacy/ Access, Research/ Resources, Empowerment/ Education) coalition is a collaborative of farmworkers, agencies and community based organizations dedicated to improving the living and working conditions of agricultural workers in northern San Diego County, California. During the 2007 wildfires, the Farmworker CARE Coalition provided the organizing and coordinating infrastructure to reach and deliver emergency relief to farmworker communities. For vulnerable communities, such as farmworkers, the 2007 wildfires had a devastating, long term impact on their livelihoods. The Farmworker CARE Coalition witnessed the exclusive nature of how emergency information was disseminated and relief services provided and immediately committed to creating an emergency plan specific to this community. With funding from the Tides foundation and the San Diego Foundation, Vista Community Clinic commissioned the National Latino Research Center at California State University-San Marcos to draft a preparedness plan to be implemented and shared among coalition agencies in collaboration with local governmental and private agencies working in emergency preparedness and response. The results of this process are presented in this document.
Language(s): English
Communities: Hispanic or Latino; Mexican American; Undocumented Immigrant; Migrant Worker
Subtopic:
Language Access Services
Emergency Decision Making
Phase 2 – Preparedness
Natural Disasters
Target Audience: Emergency Planners & Managers; Public Health Professionals; Researchers
Resource Type:
Literature Review
Report
Citation: Martinez, K.M., Hoff, A., and Núñez-Alvarez, A. (2009). Coming Out Of The Dark: Emergency Preparedness Plan for Farmworker Communities in San Diego County. National Latino Research Center, California State University at San Marcos.
Contact Info: Konane M. Martinez at 760.750.8567 or kmartine@csusm.edu

Source: DiversityPreparedness.org, “Coming Out Of The Dark: Emergency Preparedness Plan for Farmworker Communities in San Diego County” by Konane M. Martinez; Anna Hoff; Arcela Núñez-Alvarez, 2009.

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