ERIC Number: ED331660
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Migrant Education Health Program 1990. Final Report.
Colorado State Dept. of Health, Denver.
The Colorado Migrant Education Program and the Colorado Migrant Health Program (CMHP) together plan and implement a comprehensive health program for migrant summer school students on a yearly basis. This report provides statistical data about the health status of the migrant students and the health services provided to them during the 1990 program. Section I highlights the program and notes a general trend toward improvement in the overall health status of the migrant children. The health program overview in Section II describes the 1,826 predominately Hispanic students who received services, and the health providers who served them. Section III explains the health status of the students and details the screening procedures used. Routine evaluations included: (1) height and weight; (2) hematocrit; (3) audiometry; (4) vision testing; (5) screening for scoliosis; (6) dental examination; (7) PPD skin test for tuberculosis; and (8) immunization status. Illnesses occurring during the program are listed, categorized, and tallied. The health education program described in Section IV includes a Migrant Summer School, Health Education Curriculum, group and classroom sessions, staff inservices, and family night presentations. The budget, sources of revenue, and allocation of funds are described in Section V. The final section lists the target areas to be addressed in planning the 1991 program. The appendix is composed of various tables which outline, by the 15 school sites, the incidence and follow-up of specific medical and dental problems. The report contains numerous tables and figures. (KS)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Dental Health, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Education, Health Needs, Health Programs, Hispanic Americans, Medical Services, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Migrant Health Services, Migrant Programs, Program Descriptions, Screening Tests, Summer Schools, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. Compensatory Education Services Unit.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Health, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado