National Center for Farmworker Health
Call for Health
1770 FM 967 • Buda, TX 78610
(512) 312-2700
(800) 531-5120
fax (512) 312-2600
February 2015
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Giving Back to our Communities

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As a national organization, NCFH is involved in many communities across the country and has made a special effort to also be a part of the local community. Our philosophy incorporates recognition of the importance of day-to-day involvement in the local community by giving of time and resources from both the corporation and the NCFH staff. As a result, we seek out opportunities to be involved in the small rural community of Buda, Texas and surrounding areas. As a staff, we contribute financially to the Call for Health Program, which provides limited financial assistance for farmworkers seeking medical care and support local families in need through donation of monies, time, and gifts.

Migrant Health Scholarships

For many years, NCFH has invested in Community/Migrant Health Center staff of clinical, administrative, and ancillary disciplines through annual scholarships that are made possible by the sale of our commemorative artwork and posters. The purpose of the scholarships is to assist health center staff to pursue their educational goals in health care and to contribute to the development of the Community/Migrant Health Center workforce. Selection of recipients is based on demonstrated commitment to working in migrant health, choice of career path, and personal experience, with special recognition of those who have a family history as farmworkers.

Since 1984, NCFH has awarded more than $194,000 in scholarships to 194 individuals averaging $1,000 each. These awards are made possible exclusively through funds raised as a result of sales of commemorative fine art prints and posters. This artwork commemorates and celebrates the Annual Farmworker Conference and the dignity of the farmworkers themselves. The artist is handpicked usually from the geographic area where the conference is being held. Produced in both a limited edition fine art print and poster format, the original pieces of artwork are sold exclusively through NCFH.

For more information on how to apply for the Scholarship Program and to see past recipients, please click here.

Community Service

NCFH is currently collaborating with Seton Family Health Care in efforts to raise awareness regarding the importance of screening for breast cancer among Hays County residents. In conjunction with Seton's mobile breast cancer unit, mammograms are conducted at NCFH facilities several times during the year.