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Resources by Topic: Migrants

Heat Strain, Volume Depletion and Kidney Function in California Agricultural Workers
Presents a study of agricultural workers in California on the long-term health outcomes of working while being continually exposed to high temperatures. Discusses the complications that stem from repeated heat strain and volume depletion, such as acute kidney injury (AKI). Breaks down data by laborers country of origin, gender, and history of kidney disease, among other factors.
Author(s): Sally Moyce, Diane Mitchell, Tracey Armitage, et al.
Location: Occupational & Environmental Medicine, 74, 402-409
Date: 01/2017
Type: Document
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Vermont Primary Care Sourcebook, 6th edition
Report for primary care facilities and providers in the state of Vermont on such topics as RHCs, FQHCs, telehealth, migrant health, AHECs, Clinics for the Uninsured, and Community Health Accountable Care. Includes data and statistics specific to rural areas.
Date: 01/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bi-State Primary Care Association
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Findings from the National Agricultural Workers Survey (NAWS) 2013-2014: A Demographic and Employment Profile of United States Farmworkers
Reports on demographic and employment characteristics of hired agricultural workers in the United States. Includes data on health insurance and healthcare access, as well as information on social determinants of health such as income, education level, language skills, and housing. Based on data collected from face-to-face interviews with 4,235 crop farmworkers conducted between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2014.
Author(s): Trish Hernandez, Susan Gabbard, Daniel Carroll
Date: 12/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Labor
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Status Check VI: Pennsylvania Rural Health Care
Presents an overview of challenges to providing healthcare in rural Pennsylvania. Includes chapters on health workforce recruitment and retention; access to primary care, emergency, perinatal, and elder care; insurance coverage; health disparities; and other health issues affecting rural Pennsylvania. Also contains a Rural Health Resource Directory with descriptions of organizations throughout the state that have an interest in improving rural healthcare.
Date: 11/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Pennsylvania Rural Health Association
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Lead Guidelines for Primary Care Providers Caring for the Adult Migrant Worker
Provides guidance to primary care providers treating adult migrant workers who have been exposed to lead in hazardous occupations such as farmwork and construction.
Date: 11/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Migrant Clinicians Network
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Detection of Latent Tuberculosis Infection Among Migrant Farmworkers Along the US-Mexico Border
Evaluates the comparability of the tuberculin skin test (TST) and the QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube (QFT-GIT) to detect latent TB infection (LTBI) among migrant farmworkers in the San Luis US-Mexico border region of Arizona, and to observe the influence of demographic and clinical dynamics on test results.
Author(s): Eyal Oren, Mallorie Fiero, Erika Barrett, et al.
Location: BMC Infectious Diseases, 16, 630
Date: 11/2016
Type: Document
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The Feasibility of Using Electronic Health Records to Describe Demographic and Clinical Indicators of Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers
Using 2012 data derived from a Colorado Migrant Health Center electronic health record (EHR) database this study describes the demographics, social history, medical indicators, and diagnoses of patients who are migrant and seasonal farmworkers (MSFW) with the purpose of developing an electronic baseline clinical database that may improve clinical care, and support illness surveillance and epidemiologic studies of underserved working populations.
Author(s): Christina Socias, Yuanyuan Liang, George Delclos, et al.
Location: Journal of Agromedicine, 21(1), 71-81
Date: 02/2016
Type: Document
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Associations of Poor Housing with Mental Health Among North Carolina Latino Migrant Farmworkers
Presents a study on the mental health of Latino farmworkers living in grower-owned camps in eastern North Carolina. Analyzes data based on levels of depression, anxiety, and alcohol misuse, as well as by participant and housing characteristics.
Author(s): Dana C. Mora, Sara A. Quandt, Haiying Chen, Thomas A. Arcury
Location: Journal of Agromedicine, 21(4), 327-334
Date: 2016
Type: Document
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Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors Among Latino Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers
Reports on a study using a cross-sectional survey and clinical laboratory data to investigate the potential differences in cardiovascular disease risk factors by sex, and migrant or seasonal farmworker status among Latino farmworkers in the Midwest.
Author(s): Sheila F. Castañeda, René P. Rosenbaum, Jessica T. Holscher, et al.
Location: Journal of Agromedicine, 20(2), 95-104
Date: 08/2015
Type: Document
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The Health of Male Agricultural Workers
Provides an overview of the health characteristics of male agricultural workers including occupational health, chronic disease, mental health, and other health related risk factors.
Date: 02/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
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