ERIC Number: ED382436
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Migrant Child Health: A Curriculum on the Role of Social, Cultural, and Economic Factors.
This guide was developed for health care providers, policy makers, and advocates to foster awareness of circumstances that affect migrant health. Specifically, the social, demographic, and health-related environments of migrant farmworkers and their families are outlined as a basis for designing health care services and interventions that are culturally based and sensitive to overcoming health care barriers. Topics include: (1) a brief historical look at migrant labor in the United States, including changing employment trends, ethnic and racial composition of migrant farmworkers and their families, and descriptions of the three main migratory streams; (2) a presentation of migrant health status indicators as compared with other subgroups of the population, including social and cultural interactions in disease production, prevention, and treatment; (3) information on the health profile of migrant children, highlighting their unique health problems and social, demographic, and environmental risk factors; (4) the exposure of migrant farmworkers and their families to toxic chemicals and the resulting impact on occupational health policies; (5) an overview of health utilization patterns of migrant farmworkers and their families and cultural factors that affect access to health care; and (6) strategies for improving migrant health and health care services. Each topic area includes a list of references and suggested discussion questions. (LP)
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, Child Health, Cultural Influences, Delivery Systems, Demography, Economic Factors, Health Programs, Migrant Children, Migrant Health Services, Migrant Programs, Migrant Workers, Occupational Safety and Health, Postsecondary Education, Reference Materials, Social Influences, Staff Development
National Migrant Resource Program, Inc., 1515 Capital of Texas Highway, South, Suite 220, Austin, TX 78746 ($5).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Texas State Dept. of Health Resources, Austin.
Authoring Institution: National Migrant Resource Program, Inc., Austin, TX.
Identifiers: Service Utilization
Note: For a related document, see RC 020 117. Funding for this publication also provided by the Health Education Training Centers Alliance of Texas.