A New Approach to Estimating Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers and Other Hard to Count Populations
The Division of Public Health Practice and Translational Research Presents:
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Alice C. Larson, Ph.D., Director of Larson Assistance Service (a research, development and advocacy firm) has been working with a variety of migrant and seasonal farmworker (MSFW) programs and services for over 40 years at the national, regional, state, and local levels. Topics have included: demographics, needs assessments, evaluation, program development, access to services, health research, and worker training on pesticide health and safety. A major part of Dr. Larson’s career has been devoted to estimating MSFWs, a field in which she is a nationally recognized expert. In 1998, she began working with the Office of Migrant Health, providing worker and household member numbers at the county level. This experience led to the development of a unique enumeration approach focusing on collaboration and using a range of methodologies to produce figures that are reliable, broadly accepted and widely utilized. To date, a series of 20 reports have been produced encompassing 17 states. Dr. Larson is currently working with the Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention & Education and others to expand the availability of this proven methodology to a broad section of researchers and consider the potential for its use with other vulnerable/hidden populations.