Title

"Newsworthy" piece with a profile of Barbara Ginley, executive director of the M

Authors

Taylor Smith

Source

Mainebiz

Date

8-20-2007

Pages

3

Abstract

"Newsworthy" piece with a profile of Barbara Ginley, executive director of the Maine Migrant Health Program (MMHP), which organizes mobile health units that tend to migrant agricultural workers. By helping workers stay in the fields, MMHP plays a vital role in the state's agriculture industry. For example, Ginley helped introduce a new dual-handle blueberry rake that gives workers a more ergonomic way to collect blueberries, thus reducing work-related illness and injuries. Ginley estimates Maine sees between 12,000 and 15,000 migrant and seasonal farm workers per year, and that her organization treats a couple thousand of those workers.

Subjects

Maine Migrant Health Program, Migrant labor

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