ERIC Number: ED057935
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
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Migrant Health Program [Texas]. Annual Report 1970.
Texas State Dept. of Health Resources, Austin.
The major portion of this annual report is divided into 4 chapters: (1) Migrant Health: Background and Objectives; (2) The Migrancy Situation; (3) State Report and Regional Reports; and (4) A Look to the Future. Projects and activities of the central office and of the 3 regions discussed relate to such topics as health, education, employment, housing, sanitation, family planning, and nutrition. Improvements and needs are reviewed; these include the need for more medical facilities, an increase in medical manpower, better housing, and more employment opportunities. Tables compiled from the monthly reports of each local migrant health project are presented; mainly, the tables depict the number of migrant recipients of services in such areas as immunizations, admissions to the leprosy program, venereal disease control, tuberculosis control, chronic disease control, maternity, family planning, child health, crippled children services, and cardiovascular disease. A look to the future indicates that even though 23 local migrant health projects provide services to the migrant population (approximately 147,000), additional local projects are needed. Many counties, due to economic conditions, are not able to provide needed services to the migrant population as well as to the local indigent population. Unless outside funds are made available, migrants' needs will go unmet. (JB)
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Sponsor: Public Health Service (DHEW), Washington, DC. Migrant Health Service.
Authoring Institution: Texas State Dept. of Health Resources, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas