ERIC Number: ED070536
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966
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Florida "State" Migrant Health Project. Third Annual Progress Report, 1965-1966.
Florida State Board of Health, Jacksonville.
The Third Annual Report on the Florida Migrant Health Project covered migrant health activities engaged in by 14 counties for the period May 1, 1965, through April 30, 1966. The project was designed to develop a basic statewide program of health services for migrant farm workers and their dependents in Florida. Three of the 12 objectives included working more closely with Project counties in the technical aspects of the migrant health service program as it concerns medical care, improving environmental health by enforcing camp regulations and encouraging growers to provide field sanitation facilities, and solving the migrants' transportation problem. The summary of the county reports for this project period indicated a definite increase in the amount of health services rendered, number of migrants contacted, and activities performed by Project personnel. Also, the number of Anglo workers increased while the number of Negro workers decreased; direct service was extended to 52.7% of the 541 referrals, with 5 categories accounting for 81% of the requests; Negro patients constituted 64.4% of the total number of patients served; and 64.4% of those served were female. The summary further stated that attempts by sanitarians to enforce certain regulations concerning migrant housing and to improve living conditions met with resistance or indifference on the part of growers and public officials and that nursing services, the number of migrant clinics, and the intensity of nutrition education were increased. Related documents are ED 011 217 (1964-65) and ED 013 699 (1966-67). (HBC)
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Sponsor: Public Health Service (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Board of Health, Jacksonville.