National Center for Farmworker Health

Back to the Basics in Migrant Health

Back to the Basics:  An Orientation Tool for Health Center Employees

This workshop is intended to provide new health center staff members with an orientation to Migrant Health or also serve as a refresher.  Topics include:  working and living conditions, socio-economic characteristics, cultural beliefs and practices, health seeking behaviors, health care problems, barriers to accessing health care and the challenges for continuity of care.  Funding sources and distribution, the health care structure and the types of health care services delivery methods will also be presented.   Participants will be provided with the tools necessary to offer this training on an on-going basis at their health center.

Identification and Verification of Farmworker Status

This workshop is intended for health center personnel who have the responsibility to supervise and make eligibility determination on farmworker migratory status.  The session will discuss the importance of determining eligibility, the skills and the tools needed to properly identify migrant health patients and a mechanism for documenting and reporting the status of their farmworker users. Participants will be provided with the necessary tools to offer this training on an on-going basis at their health center.

Maximizing Local Resources for Migrant Health

This workshop is intended to guide individuals who are direct service providers, lay health workers and other migrant professionals on how to use existing local and national programs to improve health care access to farmworkers and their families.  Strong emphasis will be placed on dental and vision care, pharmaceutical programs, as well as federal guidelines for regular and emergency Medicaid/CHIP eligibility.  Participants will receive Call for Health information to be distributed within their health center.