Farmworker Association of Florida, Inc. (FWAF)

The Farmworker Association of Florida (FWAF –, established in 1983, is a community-based non-profit with more than 10,000 Haitian, Hispanic, and African American members and five offices in the state of Florida. Their goal is to work with farmworkers by building power to respond to and gain control over the social, political, economic, workplace, health, and environmental justice issues that impact their lives. SCCAHS supported FWAF train-the-trainer events on pesticide exposure and heat-related illness that resulted in updating an original training program, instructing additional Community Health Workers on the program, and training 22 participants in workshops. SCCAHS also supported FWAF in training two university student assistants working on heat-related illness research projects about Community Based Participatory Research. During the COVID-19 pandemic, SCCAHS supported FWAF’s production of culturally appropriate educational videos that provided farmworkers with information related to the virus and to vaccination efforts.