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Lunch & Learn: Migrant Health Programs

Lunch and Learn: Migrant Health Programs - Friday, July 19th, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

For more information, please contact Julie Parker.


  • Migrant Health Programs
  • CHW Program overview 
  • Identifying needs and tracking progress
  • Opportunities for collaboration

Presenter: Naomi Wolcott-MacCausland

Naomi Wolcott-MacCausland leads Migrant Health Programs with the University of Vermont Extension. She manages a portfolio of grants and initiatives that facilitate migrant and immigrant health access and equity. Recognizing the lack of connection to health services in the population of workers that Naomi supported through a role in Migrant Education, she designed Bridges to Health - Migrant Health Program's flagship initiative that utilizes Community Health Workers to improve access to health and social services for migrant and immigrant workers and their families across Vermont. The program now includes a staff of 10 that do outreach work across the state of Vermont. Naomi also established and co-directs Huertas, a community-based garden project working to increase food security and access to culturally familiar foods with migrant farmworker households. She holds a Master's Degree in Community Development and Applied Economics from UVM. Naomi is fluent in Spanish after living for four years in Central America including two years with the Peace Corps in El Salvador.