ERIC Number: ED252362
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Migrant Education Health Program, 1984. Final Report.
Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. Compensatory Education Services Unit.
During 1984 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 16.5 nurses, 19 dental hygienists, 14 nutritionists, 29 dental students or recent graduates, and 6 nursing students. These health providers were placed in multidisciplinary teams and deployed in close proximity to all 15 migrant education summer school sites. A total of 1,901 migrant children, ranging in age from 1 to 21 years (63.9% between 5 and 10 years of age), received one or more services. To enhance the general health status of the migrant farmworker population, health education units on dental health, nutrition, and safety education were integrated into the migrant school curriculum, and health team members participated in various health activities. 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, and financial resources. Comparative statistics by school site are appended. (NQA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. Compensatory Education Services Unit.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado