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ERIC Number: ED002426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961
Pages: 8
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1961 ACTIVITIES IN CALIFORNIA DIRECTED TOWARD THE IMPROVEMENT OF HEALTH AMONG DOMESTIC SEASONAL AGRICULTURAL WORKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES.
A PROGRAM INSTITUTED IN 1961 TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF DOMESTIC SEASONAL AGRICULTURAL WORKERS IN CALIFORNIA AND THEIR FAMILIES WAS GIVEN. IT SOUGHT TO HELP LOCAL HEALTH AGENCIES BY PROVIDING--TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO COUNTIES TRYING TO DEVELOP FACILITIES AND SERVICES, EARLY DEVELOPMENT OF POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR USE OF STATE FUNDS BY LOCAL AGENCIES, A STUDY OF THE DEVELOPMENT AND EXTENSION OF HEALTH INSURANCE FOR FARM WORKERS' FAMILIES, A STUDY OF MATTERS PERTAINING TO ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS ON HEALTH SERVICES FOR FARM WORKERS, AND COORDINATION OF INTRA- AND INTER-STATE EFFORTS TO MEET THE HEALTH NEEDS OF MIGRATORY WORKERS. IN 1961 THE BUDGET OF THE FARM WORKERS HEALTH SERVICE WAS $108,670. IT INCLUDED--A PERMANENT STAFF OF A DOCTOR AND A SECRETARY, AND A TEMPORARY STAFF OF AN ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, A SOCIOLOGY CONSULTANT, TWO MEDICAL STUDENTS, AND A PHOTOGRAPHER. SEVERAL COUNTIES EXTENDED ALREADY EXISTING PROGRAMS USING COUNTY FUNDS, OTHERS EXPANDED PROGRAMS USING STATE FUNDS. A THREE-WAY HEALTH PREPAYMENT PLAN FINANCED BY FARM WORKERS, EMPLOYERS, AND COUNTY FUNDS WAS PROPOSED FOR A TRAIL PROGRAM IN 1962. SEVERAL STUDIES WERE CONDUCTED, AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE WAS RENDERED BY THE BUREAU OF HEALTH EDUCATION. MANY ADDITIONAL COORDINATION AND LIAISON ACTIVITIES WERE NOTED. THE PROGRAM WAS TO BE CONTINUED AND EXPANDED IN 1962. IN ADDITION TO CONTINUING TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND HELP IN CONDUCTING STUDIES, THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT HOPED TO STIMULATE A NUTRITION EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR THE FARM WORKERS' FAMILIES AND A DENTAL EMERGENCY CARE PROGRAM.
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Identifiers: CALIFORNIA