ERIC Number: ED047882
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Migrant Health Program, 1969 Annual Report.
New Jersey State Dept. of Health, Trenton.
The New Jersey State Department of Health has placed increasing emphasis on high-quality health care since the first hospital-based Migrant Family Clinic replaced field clinics in 1965. Statistics show that medical services provided by the program reached 38% of all migrant workers in New Jersey at the peak of the 1969 crop season; however, extension of program services to reach a till larger percentage of the migrant population will require more clinic facilities and transportation to bring patients to the necessary services. As reported, there was a shortage of nurses, but physician and hospital services were readily available and were used by the migrants. Efforts have been consistently applied to the implementation of project-supported sanitation standards: the 1969 potable water program and the installation of a water-borne sewage disposal system evidence positive results. Community family counseling agencies increased assistance to migrant families in 1969, and migrants now participate in the Health Services Index Referral System. (LS)
Descriptors: Annual Reports, County Programs, Dental Evaluation, Disease Control, Health Education, Migrant Children, Migrant Health Services, Migrant Welfare Services, Migrant Workers, Nutrition, Public Health, Sanitation, Social Services, State Federal Aid, Tables (Data), Vision, Volunteers, Welfare Services
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Public Health Service (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Health, Trenton.
Identifiers: New Jersey