The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released another addendum – “Considerations for Conducting Rapid Community Assessment in Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Communities” – to its field guide for conducting a Rapid Community Assessment (RCA). The addendum was developed in partnership with the Oregon Health Authority, the National Center for Farmworker Health, CDC’s Global Migration Task Force, and Oregon and Yuma County Farmworker Deployment Teams.
An RCA is a process for quickly collecting community insights about a public health issue to inform program design. The assessment involves reviewing existing data and conducting community-based interviews, listening sessions, observations, social listening, and surveys. In addition to the farmworker communities addendum, the CDC RCA webpage provides an assessment guide and tools for those who wish to better understand their community’s needs regarding COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and uptake among adults, adolescents, and children.
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