Farm Worker Family Health Program

The Farm Worker Family Health Program is an interprofessional, in-country cultural immersion service learning experience.

Each summer in June, select undergraduate and graduate students from the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, University of Georgia School of Pharmacy, Georgia State University and Brenau University Departments of Physical Therapy, Clayton State University and Central Georgia Tech College Departments of Dental Hygiene spend two weeks delivering vital health care to farm workers and their children in a farming community in southwest Georgia.  

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Site Descriptions

Partnering with The Ellenton Clinic, the program is centered in agriculturally rich southwest Georgia. Students are housed in the Hampton Inn in Moultrie, Georgia in Colquitt County. Counties served by the Ellenton Clinic are Colquitt, Cook, Brooks and Tift. Each day students deliver preventive care (screenings and well child physicals) to children of migrant workers attending a county sponsored summer school. Evenings are spent delivering episodic care to farm workers at farms or housing areas.

Course Credit and Activities

Undergraduate Course Credit

Undergraduate students are registered for the NRSG 405 Rural Health elective. The class is required in order to attend the two week immersion experience.

Graduate Course Credit

Graduate students are registered for NRSG 680 Basics of Dermatology elective. This course offers clinical hours and is required in order to attend the two week immersion experience.

Photo Gallery and Student Presentations

Photo Gallery

View photos from the Moultrie Family Farm Worker Program.

Student Presentations

All undergraduate students who participate in the Moultrie Family Farm Worker Program present their community assessment projects as a group in the Spring of their senior year.

Student Expenses and Expectations

ALL students are required to pay $150 to defray the cost of the hotel. Students are responsible for their own transportation and some meals.

Undergraduate Student Expenses and Requirements

Moultrie Farm Worker Family Health Program applications have closed for 2019.

Graduate Student Expenses and Requirements

Moultrie Farm Worker Family Health Program applications have closed for 2019.

Undergraduate Application

Check back soon for the 2020 Moultrie Family Farmworker Program undergraduate application.

Graduate Application

Check back soon for the 2020 Moultrie Family Farmworker Program graduate application.

Faculty Coordinators

Erin Ferranti
Assistant Professor
404.712.9551
epoe@emory.edu

Elizabeth Downes (Graduate Students)
Clinical Professor
404.727.1544
edownes@emory.edu

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