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Resources by Topic: Migrants

Perceptions of Environmental and Occupational Health Hazards Among Agricultural Workers in Washington State
Details a study on the perceived risk of health hazards by agricultural workers in Washington State's Yakima Valley. Bases conclusions on interviews with 389 agricultural workers.
Author(s): Jonathan N. Hofmann, Jennifer Crowe, Julie Postma, et al.
Citation: American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, 57(9), 359-371
Date: 09/2009
Type: Document
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Occupational Injury and Treatment Patterns of Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers
Highlights a study based on a survey of migrant and seasonal workers in Maine and New York regarding occupational injuries and treatment locations. Breaks down rate of migrant health center and emergency room utilization, as well as the rate of injuries treated elsewhere and those that went untreated.
Author(s): Melissa A. Brower, Giulia B. Earle-Richardson, John J. May, Paul L. Jenkins
Citation: Journal of Agromedicine, 14(2), 172-178
Date: 05/2009
Type: Document
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Seasonal Population Fluctuations in Rural and Frontier Areas: Phase One: The View from State Offices of Rural Health
Describes the impact that seasonal population changes have on the provision of health services in rural and frontier areas.
Date: 06/2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Frontier Communities
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Farmworkers' Rights Under State Employment Laws: An Interactive Map
Interactive map highlights the laws that apply to agricultural workers by state. Details the legal protections, minimum wage, and overtime laws for migrant and seasonal farmworkers.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Farmworker Justice Fund, Inc.
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The Unidos Initiative: Mobilizing to Eliminate Barriers to Health and Healthcare in Farmworker Communities
Highlights an initiative to promote health literacy and screenings for skin cancer among farmworkers in AZ and CA. Breaks down program structure and partners.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Bristol-Myers Squib Foundation, Campesinos Sin Fronteras, Farmworker Justice Fund, Inc., Vista Community Clinic
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National Agricultural Workers Survey: Agricultural Worker Tables
Presents data on agricultural workers from the National Agricultural Workers Survey (NAWS). Presents data by demographic characteristics, health insurance coverage, and agricultural occupational injury, among others.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Labor
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MCN Health Network
Service for clinics who serve mobile patients, such as migrant workers. Helps ensure continuity of care and treatment completion by providing comprehensive case management, medical records transfer, and follow up services for mobile patients.
Type: Tool
Sponsoring organization: Migrant Clinicians Network
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Health Tips/Consejos de Salud
A bilingual, quarterly publication focused on health topics and issues relevant to the farmworker and the general Hispanic population. Subscription required however Federally-Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) may be eligible for a free subscription.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
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Migrant Clinicians Network: Toolbox and Resource Search Page
Features a resources and clinical systems toolbox catalog for migrant and community health centers. Includes resource such as healthcare organizations, patient education tools, clinical guidelines, and documents on primary care issues.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Migrant Clinicians Network
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PubMed Search: Migrant Health and Rural Health
Searches PubMed's collection of journal article citations on the combined topic of migrant health and rural health.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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