While efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 have been difficult in all environments, the conditions for those working in agricultural production raise additional challenges. Migrant and seasonal farmworkers, many of whom travel as crops ripen throughout the spring and summer, live and work under conditions that even before COVID-19 posed risks to their safety and wellbeing. This expert perspective examines approaches to addressing the particular risks of COVID-19 faced by farmworkers, provides a survey of state and local policies and outlines some key themes and recommendations for policymakers as they work to support agricultural workers and stem the spread of COVID-19.
State Network Presentation at NAIC Summer 2012 National Meeting
State Health Reform Assistance Network – Heather Howard; Georgetown University Health Policy Institute – Mila Kofman
Heather Howard, Director of the State Health Reform Assistance Network, and Mila Kofman, Research Professor at Georgetown University’s Health Policy Institute, presented at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Summer National Meeting held from August 11-14, 2012 in Atlanta, GA. Their presentation at the Health Insurance and Managed Care (B) Committee session (click on download button) gave an overview of the State Network and tools developed by the program specifically for insurance regulators. Ms. Kofman, in her role as a State Network Technical Assistance Provider, produced several self-audits, templates, and checklists to help departments of insurance work in concert with other state agencies. These resources were made available during the NAIC National Meeting and are also available as part of the Georgetown ACA Implementation Toolkit for Departments of Insurance.