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ERIC Number: ED017345
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 85
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Reference Count: 0
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MIGRANT LIFE EDUCATION COMPONENT.
DOUGHERTY, WILLIAM J.; MORGAN, LEILA
THE 20,000 AGRICULTURAL MIGRANTS WHO CONVERGE ON NEW JERSEY EACH SUMMER LIVE IN 2,000 LABOR CAMPS. THESE PEOPLE ARE IN POOR HEALTH AND LIVE IN HOUSING WHICH IS SUBSTANDARD. TO ALLEVIATE THIS SITUATION, THE MIGRANT LIFE EDUCATION PROGRAM WAS ORGANIZED IN THE SUMMER OF 1965 BY THE NEW JERSEY STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, AND HAD THE FOLLOWING OBJECTIVES--(1) REDUCTION OF PREVENTABLE ILLNESSES, (2) PROVISION FOR A HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAM ON SANITATION, (3) PROVISION FOR CONSUMER EDUCATION FOR MIGRANT HOMEMAKERS, (4) PROVISION FOR PHYSICAL HEALTH ACTIVITIES AND OTHER RECREATION, AND (5) AROUSAL OF INTEREST IN CREW LEADERS AND FARMERS FOR THE HEALTH PROGRAM. TO ACCOMPLISH THESE OBJECTIVES, A STAFF WAS EMPLOYED WHICH INCLUDED A HEALTH EDUCATOR, A REHABILITATION COUNSELOR, AND TEMPORARY PERSONNEL AT FIELD SUPERVISORY AND SERVICE LEVELS. FROM THE MIGRANT RESIDENTS, 28 HEALTH AIDES WERE EMPLOYED TO WORK DIRECTLY WITH THE MIGRANTS. AN EVALUATION OF EACH FACET OF THE PROGRAM IS PRESENTED IN THIS DOCUMENT AND RECOMMENDATIONS ARE MADE FOR CONTINUATION OF THE PROJECT. (ES)
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Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Health, Trenton.
Identifiers: Office of Economic Opportunity