ERIC Number: ED252328
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Migrant Education Health Program, 1983. Final Report.
Colorado State Dept. of Health, Denver.
During 1983 the Colorado Migrant Health Program, together with the Colorado Migrant Education Program, provided students enrolled in migrant summer schools with a continuum of care which included screening and physical assessment for detection of existing and potential health problems, referral for diagnosis and treatment of identified abnormalities, case management/follow-up, and preventive and health promotion/health maintenance services. The program employed 15 nurses, 15 dental hygienists, 13 nutritionists, 29 dental students or recent graduates, and 9 nursing students. These health providers were placed in multidisciplinary teams and deployed in close proximity to all 14 migrant education summer school sites. A total of 1,724 migrant children, ranging in age from 1 to 20 years (62.6% between 5 and 10 years of age) received one or more services. To enhance the general health status of the migrant farmworker population, all health team members were responsible for participating in classroom education, discussion groups, staff in-service training, and presentations at "family nights." This report provides information on the service population, service providers, health encounters (face-to-face interaction between provider and student), health screening procedures and outcomes, most frequent diagnosis, health education activities and curriculum, financial resources, and future plans. Comparative statistics by school site are appended. (NQA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. Compensatory Education Services Unit.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Health, Denver.
Note: For related document, see RC 015 121.