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Rural Migrant Health Resources

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Rural Migrant Health.

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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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, including migrant 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, et al.
Date: 05/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health Policy, RCHN Community Health Foundation
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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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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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Health Insurance and Farmworker Eligibility
A fact sheet summarizing data on farmworker health insurance status, the elements that contribute to their lack of health insurance, and possible repercussions farmworkers face by not having health insurance.
Date: 02/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Outreach Partners
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Perceptions of Housing Conditions Among Migrant Farmworkers and Their Families: Implications for Health, Safety and Social Policy
Provides insight into the housing conditions of migrant farmworkers in North Carolina and its effect on their health and safety.
Author(s): Jessica Keim-Malpass, Chaya R. Spears Johnson, Sara A. Quandt, Thomas A. Arcury
Location: Rural and Remote Health, 15, 3076
Date: 02/2015
Type: Document
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Regional PM2.5 and Asthma Morbidity in An Agricultural Community: A Panel Study
Examines the relationship between the extent of pediatric asthma in patients and the concentrations of particulate matter in an agricultural community within the Yakima Valley, Washington State.
Author(s): Christine Loftus, Michael Yost, Paul Sampson, et al.
Location: Environmental Research, 136, 505-512
Date: 01/2015
Type: Document
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LSC Agricultural Worker Population Estimate Update
Identifies the population of agricultural workers and their dependents, and provides an estimate of the size and distribution of this population to be used as a basis for allocating resources supported by federal programs targeting farmworkers, including health and human services programs.
Date: 01/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Legal Services Corporation
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Farmworkers' Health Fact Sheet: Data from the National Agricultural Workers Survey
Provides 2011-2012 statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor's National Agricultural Workers Survey regarding the health of migrant and seasonal agricultural workers. Includes information on basic demographics, health history, occupational hazards, and access to healthcare.
Date: 01/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
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Outreach Across Populations: 2013 National Needs Assessment of Health Outreach Programs
Provides national data concentrated on farmworker communities served by health outreach programs at community health centers with migrant health funding.
Date: 01/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Outreach Partners
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Promoviendo Pasos a la Salud (Promoting Steps to Wellness): A Lifestyle Improvement Program
Provides details on the development and implementation of a promotora-led program focused on promoting health and wellbeing to farmworkers by educating on nutrition, physical activity and stress reduction.
Author(s): Bianca Fernandez
Date: 01/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
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Encouraging Healthy Weight Among Kansas Farmworkers
Provides details on the development and implementation of a bilingual nutrition education workshop geared to farmworkers that teaches healthy eating and how to keep a healthy weight.
Author(s): Kendra Baldridge, Pat Fernandez
Location: Migrant Health Newsline
Date: 01/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
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Migrant Health Newsline: Commemorative Issue
The final and commemorative issue that looks back on the migrant health movement. Includes reprints of past articles about the history of migrant health and the Migrant Health program.
Date: 2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
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A Profile of Migrant Health: An Analysis of the Uniform Data System, 2010
Provides an analysis of the demographic, socioeconomic, and health characteristics of patients from 142 community and migrant health centers that receive funding through the U.S. Public Health Service Act, Section 330.
Author(s): Bethany C. Boggess, Hilda Ochoa Bogue
Date: 2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
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Unfinished Harvest: The Agricultural Worker Protection Act at 30
Discusses the impact of the 1983 Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (AWPA) on farmworkers' health, safety, housing, etc. Examines the law’s historical and legislative background, court cases interpreting its provisions, and includes insight from leading farmworker advocates around the country.
Author(s): Megan Horn, Nicholas Marritz
Date: 12/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Farmworker Justice Fund, Inc.
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Nuestra Voz, Nuestra Salud, Nuestro Texas: The Fight for Women's Reproductive Health in the Rio Grande Valley
Examines reproductive health the rural Rio Grande Valley region. Provides clear recommendations to improve reproductive health. Data collected from interviews and focus groups conducted in four counties of the Rio Grande Valley. Discusses the impact and results of Texas’s policy decisions on Latinas, their families, and their communities as they search for affordable reproductive health care.
Date: 11/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
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An Overview of Farm Labor in the United States
Describes farm employment, farm workers, and the socioeconomic status of hired farm workers. Discusses how migration flow and immigration laws and policies increase the vulnerability of U.S. agriculture and potentially pose other concerns or threats to U.S. farmers.
Author(s): Philip Martin, Douglas Jackson-Smith
Location: Rural Connections
Date: 11/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Western Rural Development Center
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Identification of Barriers to the Prevention and Treatment of Heat-Related Illness in Latino Farmworkers Using Activity-Oriented, Participatory Rural Appraisal Focus Group Methods
Examines the barriers to prevent and provide treatment for heat-related illness (HRI) for Latino farmworkers in Central Washington State. Research was conducted through interviews, and by examining transcripts, field notes and investigator triangulation.
Author(s): Michelle Lam, Jennifer Krenz, Pablo Palmández, et al.
Location: BMC Public Health, 3,1004
Date: 10/2013
Type: Document
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Tuberculosis
Fact sheet providing information and statistics about tuberculosis among migrant farmworkers.
Date: 09/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
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Stress, Depression, and Coping among Latino Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers
Presents the findings of three focus groups and a quantitative survey of farmworkers in North Carolina. Working conditions were found to be related to both physical and mental stress, as well as lack of resources, family issues, and documentation status.
Author(s): Sloane Burke Winkelman, Elizabeth H. Chaney, Jeffrey W. Bethel
Location: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 10(5), 1815-1830
Date: 05/2013
Type: Document
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Farmworkers and Mental Health
A general overview of mental health as it relates to farmworker health. Includes information on symptoms, treatment options, facts and figures, and recommendations for providers.
Date: 05/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
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Exposed and Ignored: How Pesticides are Endangering Our Nation’s Farmworkers
Provides an overview of the dangers confronting farmworkers and their families in the U.S. from the use of pesticides and pesticide exposures.
Date: 2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Farmworker Justice Fund, Inc.
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Oral Health
Fact sheet about migrant farmworkers' oral health status and unmet oral health needs.
Date: 2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
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Facts About Farmworkers
An overview of information and statistics about farmworkers economic contribution, wages, legal status, health, and housing.
Date: 08/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
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Correlates of Mental Health among Latino Farmworkers in North Carolina
Details a study based on interviews with Latino farmworkers in rural North Carolina regarding their general mental health and environmental stressors. Data is broken down by age, legal status, and disorder, among other relevant factors.
Author(s): Rebecca Crain, Joseph G. Grzywacz, Melody Schwantes, et al.
Location: Journal of Rural Health, 28(3), 277-285
Date: 07/2012
Type: Document
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Reducing Barriers Associated With Delivering Health Care Services to Migratory Agricultural Workers
Identifies and discusses categories of barriers to health care for migratory agricultural workers: (1) work environment; (2) migratory agricultural worker resources; and (3) healthcare clinic practices.
Author(s): H.D. Schmalzried, L. Fleming Fallon Jr.
Location: Rural and Remote Health, 12, 2088
Date: 07/2012
Type: Document
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Migratory & Seasonal Farmworker Population Estimates
Two interactive maps that display USDA’s Census of Agriculture 2012 estimates of the number of crop and animal production workers by county. Estimates also include, for most of the counties, the number of child dependents and spouses not involved with farmwork, complied from the Department of Labor’s National Agricultural Workers Survey.
Date: 2012
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
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HIV/AIDS Farmworker Factsheet
Presents information and statistics about HIV/AIDS and the migrant farmworker population.
Date: 12/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
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Connecting Eligible Immigrant Families to Health Coverage and Care: Key Lessons from Outreach and Enrollment Workers
Discusses how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) can impact immigrant families using data collected by outreach/eligibility workers in four regions of the country. Highlights the role of community health centers, including migrant health centers, in connecting immigrant families to healthcare coverage.
Author(s): Oscar C. Gomez, Liberty Day
Date: 10/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured
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Breaking Down the Barriers: A National Needs Assessment on Farmworker Health Outreach
Provides an overview of healthcare access barriers farmworkers face. Describes outreach services available, including health education, screening, health fairs, and interpretation services.
Date: 04/2010
Type: Document
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Hispanic/Latino Populations for Nonmetropolitan Counties
Printable map that shows the percent of the U.S. population by county who are Hispanic or Latino. Data source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Decennial Census, Summary File 1.
Date: 2010
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Building Partnerships: Conversations with Latina/o Migrant Workers About Mental Health Needs and Community Strengths
Includes the results of focus groups held during community engagement meetings with Latina/o migrant workers in California to find out their ideas and concerns on mental health in their communities.
Date: 03/2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: California Department of Health Care Services
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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.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
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Access to Healthcare
Provides a variety of resources about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and healthcare access for use by organizations helping migrant farmworkers get health insurance.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Farmworker Justice Fund, Inc.
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MCN Clinical Systems Tools/Resources
Features both a best practices catalog in migrant and community health centers as well as an online database that includes downloadable resources including organizations, patient education tools, clinical guidelines and documents on primary care issues.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Migrant Clinicians Network
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Migrant Health Newsline
Published from 1984 through 2014. Provided news and information on health services for migrant farmworkers.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
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Regional Migrant Health Coordinators and Special Populations Points-of-Contact
Directory of coordinators who serve as points of contact for migratory and seasonal agricultural workers, people experiencing homelessness, and residents of public housing. Coordinators are located at state Primary Care Associations.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
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State and Regional Primary Care Associations Directory
Lists address, phone, email, and web addresses for state and regional Primary Care Associations (PCAs). PCAs work to promote, expand, and optimize access to primary care.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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Find a Health Center
Allows users to search for community health centers, including Federally Qualified Health Centers and other Bureau of Primary Health Care service delivery sites, by location. These health centers provide free and low-cost health services such as: primary medical, obstetrical and gynecological, dental, mental health and substance abuse care.
Type: Directory
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Primary Health Care
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Rural Migration News
Summarizes the most important immigration and integration developments affecting residents of cities and towns in the agricultural areas of California and rural areas throughout the United States. It is published quarterly, in mid-October, January, April, and July.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
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Last Updated: 11/16/2017