ERIC Number: ED364366
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-May
Reference Count: N/A
Recommendations of the National Advisory Council on Migrant Health, 1993.
National Migrant Resource Program, Inc., Austin, TX.; National Advisory Council on Migrant Health, Rockville, MD.
The 1993 recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services on migrant health emphasize that all available federal and state public service programs be mobilized to also serve farmworkers, and that coordination of efforts among federal agencies and departments take place. The following recommendations offer approaches to secure inclusion of farmworkers in programs designed to assure the safety and health of all Americans: (1) an Interagency Memorandum of Agreement among federal agencies that supports expanded appropriations for construction and subsidy of farmworker housing; (2) an annual appropriation of $100 million for the Migrant Health Program for FY 1994; (3) integration of the mental health needs of farmworkers with the services of all federally funded mental health programs; (4) inclusion of specific farmworker components in special projects designed to strengthen the family; (5) inclusion of farmworkers in health care reform such as reciprocity of Medicaid, national health insurance, provisions for mental health care, and expansion of primary services; (6) expanding community outreach services to farmworkers, including hiring bilingual staff and providing training on maternal and child health to migrant women; (7) establishment of an interagency group to address the enforcement of regulations and laws protecting farmworker health and safety; (8) collaboration of migrant education and Department of Labor programs to train migrant youth in allied and clinical health professions; and (9) research on health status indicators of farmworkers by sex and age. (KS)
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, Agency Cooperation, Agricultural Laborers, Family Programs, Farm Labor, Federal Programs, Health Care Costs, Health Conditions, Mental Health, Migrant Education, Migrant Health Services, Migrant Housing, Migrant Workers, Occupational Safety and Health, Outreach Programs, Parent Education, Work Environment
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Bureau of Primary Health Care.
Authoring Institution: National Migrant Resource Program, Inc., Austin, TX.; National Advisory Council on Migrant Health, Rockville, MD.