ERIC Number: ED331687
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Health Objectives for the Year 2000. Document in Progress.
National Migrant Resource Program, Inc., Austin, TX.
Compared to the U.S. population, migrant farmworkers have a low life expectancy, high infant mortality rate, and high incidence of malnutrition and parasitic infection. Drawing on Public Health Service health objectives for the nation, this document proposes farmworker-specific objectives for a health promotion and disease prevention agenda. While recognizing that funding is not currently available to pursue all the objectives, this plan aims to promote acceptance of a common work plan and provide a frame of reference for interagency collaboration. Recommendations focusing on improved health status, reduced risk factors, increased public and professional awareness, and improved services are provided for each of the 15 objectives: (1) reduce alcohol and other drug abuse; (2) improve nutrition; (3) improve mental health and prevent mental illness; (4) reduce environmental health hazards; (5) improve occupational safety and health; (6) prevent and control unintentional injuries; (7) reduce violent and abusive behavior; (8) prevent and control HIV infection and AIDS; (9) immunize against and control infectious diseases; (10) improve maternal and infant health; (11) improve oral health; (12) reduce adolescent pregnancy and improve reproductive health; (13) prevent, detect, and control chronic diseases and other health disorders; (14) improve health education and access to preventive health services; and (15) improve surveillance and data systems. (SV)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Health Care Delivery and Assistance.
Authoring Institution: National Migrant Resource Program, Inc., Austin, TX.