NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED011218
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Sep
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
BETTER HEALTH FOR MIGRANTS.
Florida State Board of Health, Jacksonville.
THIS ISSUE OF "FLORIDA HEALTH NOTES" DISCUSSES FLORIDA'S MIGRANTS AND THE MIGRANT HEALTH SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE STATE BOARD OF HEALTH AND THE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENTS. THE FOLLOWING TOPICS ARE DISCUSSED--THEIR HOUSING AND SANITATION FACILITIES, THEIR LONG WORKING HOURS AND LOW WAGES, THEIR SUMMER MIGRATION PATTERNS, THEIR HEALTH PROBLEMS, AND FACTORS LEADING TO THEIR MIGRANCY. FLORIDA IS ATTEMPTING TO ASSIST THE MIGRANTS BY PROVIDING--HEALTH SERVICES THROUGH THE CHRISTIAN MIGRANT MINISTRY, IMPROVED HOSPITALIZATION PROGRAMS, THE STATE'S MIGRANT HEALTH PROJECT, MAKING PUBLIC HEALTH NURSES, PHYSICIANS, SANITARIANS, HEALTH EDUCATORS, SOCIAL WORKERS, NUTRITIONISTS, CLINIC-AIDES, EQUIPMENT, AND MEDICATIONS AVAILABLE FOR THIRTEEN COUNTIES, AND THE HEALTH INDEX REFERRAL SYSTEM, FOR TRANSFERRING HEALTH SERVICES INFORMATION FROM COUNTY TO COUNTY OR FROM STATE TO STATE. FLORIDA HAS A MIGRANT HEALTH COORDINATOR TO ORGANIZE THE ACTIVITIES OF THE STATE BOARD OF HEALTH AND THE COUNTY DEPARTMENTS WITH THE WORK OF OTHER AGENCIES AND ORGANIZATIONS. THE PUBLICATION CONCLUDES THAT A MAJOR HEALTH SERVICES PROBLEM IS GETTING THE MIGRANTS TO AVAIL THEMSELVES OF THE SERVICES THAT ARE PRESENTLY PROVIDED. THIS ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED IN "FLORIDA HEALTH NOTES," VOLUME 57, NUMBER 7, SEPTEMBER 1965. (RB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Board of Health, Jacksonville.
Identifiers: Florida (Jacksonville); FLORIDA MIGRANT HEALTH PROJECT