DOVER — The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Westside Family Healthcare on Aug. 8.
Chamber members and friends joined the team of Westside Family Healthcare to celebrate National Agricultural Worker Health Center Day.
Westside Family Healthcare unveiled a new design on their mobile health unit, which serves agricultural workers in Kent and Sussex counties.
The new mobile health unit design reaffirms Westside’s commitment to the agricultural worker community, and represents an important new chapter for Westside, as the organization continues to expand service offerings to this community.
Since 2011, Westside’s Migrant Seasonal and Agricultural Workers team has travelled to farms and residential locations in Delaware to provide healthcare services to agricultural workers.
The mobile unit was originally funded by a grant from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Blueprints for the Community program and has continued to be a vital part of Westside’s community-based approach to primary care, offering annual exams, acute care, and immunizations to the agricultural worker population.
In recent years, Westside’s mobile unit provided COVID-19 protections to agricultural workers by providing them with on-going educational resources, follow-ups, and vaccines.
With the new design, Westside plans to continue travelling to local farms in Kent and Sussex counties and to expand the mobile health unit’s services.
To best reach agricultural and migrant workers, Westside partners with local non-profits like La Esperanza, which focuses on Latino family empowerment.
For more information on Westside Family Healthcare, visit westsidehealth.org or call 302-678-4622.