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Past · June 23, 2022

Health Care Access among California’s Farmworkers

Virtual Event

June 23, 2022 · 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

About the Program

Farmworkers are a key link in the food supply chain and important contributors to California’s economy. As farmworkers age and settle with family, their health care needs are changing—and cost and lack of insurance are often barriers to care. PPIC researcher Paulette Cha will present findings from a recent report and moderate a panel discussion on policies that could insure more farmworkers, and on health concerns farmworkers faced with COVID-19.

This event is supported with funding from the PPIC Corporate Circle and the PPIC Donor Circle.


11:00 a.m. Welcome and Presentation
Paulette Cha, research fellow, Public Policy Institute of California

11:15 a.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Paulette Cha, research fellow, PPIC
Dr. Joaquin Arambula, Assemblymember, District 31
Estella Cisneros, legal director of the Agriculture Worker Program, California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.
Theresa Kiehn, president and chief executive officer, AgSafe

11:45 a.m. Audience Q&A

12:00 p.m. Adjourn


Joaquin Arambula

California State Assemblymember

Paulette Cha

Public Policy Institute of California

Estella Cisneros

California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.

Theresa Kiehn




Economy Health & Safety Net Population