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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.
Citation: Occupational & Environmental Medicine, 74, 402-409
Date: 01/2017
Type: Document
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Agricultural Workers and Mental Health
Provides an overview of mental health for agricultural workers. Includes information on symptoms, treatment options, mental health risk factors, and recommendations for providers.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
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Migratory & Seasonal Farmworker Population Estimates
Interactive maps displays USDA's Census of Agriculture 2017 estimates of the number of crop and animal production workers by county. Estimates are broken down by workers hired by contract or hired directly by county.
Date: 2017
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
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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 Tuberculosis 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.
Citation: BMC Infectious Diseases, 16, 630
Date: 11/2016
Type: Document
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Economic Hardship and Depression among Women in Latino Farmworker Families
Details a secondary analysis looking at the correlation between depression and economic hardship for women in Latino farmworker families. Bases analysis on interviews with mothers in migrant and seasonal farmworker families, as well as participant characteristics such as age, education, and household food security, among others.
Author(s): Camila A. Pulgar, Grisel Trejo, Cynthia Suerken, et al.
Citation: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 19(3), 497-504
Date: 06/2016
Type: Document
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How Are Migrant Health Centers and Their Patients Faring Under the Affordable Care Act?
An analysis of the population characteristics of migrant and seasonal agricultural workers (MSAW) and their dependents, the changes over time in the MSAW population served by federally funded community health centers, and the effect of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid expansion on federally funded migrant health centers.
Author(s): Jessica Sharac, Rachel Gunsalus, Chi Tran, Peter Shin, Sara Rosenbaum
Date: 05/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health Policy, RCHN Community Health Foundation
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Alcohol Consumption and Risk for Dependence among Male Latino Migrant Farmworkers Compared to Latino Non-Farmworkers in North Carolina
Study exploring alcohol consumption among male Latino migrant farmworkers. Compares interview data for male Latino immigrants living in three rural North Carolina counties, comparing rates of alcohol consumption and heavy episodic drinking (HED) for 235 farmworkers and 212 non-farmworkers. Discusses risk factors for alcohol dependence among the migrant farmworkers who participated in the study.
Author(s): Thomas A. Arcury, Jennifer W. Talton, Phillip Summers, et al.
Citation: Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 40(2), 377-384
Date: 02/2016
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 MSFW populations.
Author(s): Christina Socias, Yuanyuan Liang, George Delclos, et al.
Citation: Journal of Agromedicine, 21(1), 71-81
Date: 02/2016
Type: Document
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