National Center for Farmworker Health
Call for Health
1770 FM 967 • Buda, TX 78610
(512) 312-2700
(800) 531-5120
fax (512) 312-2600
March 2015
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"We turned to the Call for Health (CFH) program for assistance in obtaining medications for a 5 year old patient suffering from epileptic seizures. Within 48 hours of our call, the boy had the medications he had earlier been waiting for over a month to receive. On behalf of one of our youngest and most vulnerable patients, I wish to express my most sincere and deepest gratitude for your immediate attention to his health care needs." Health Center Staff, Klamath Falls, Oregon

"The History of America's Farmworkers is the tale of an entire class of laborers who have been repeatedly denied access to our nation's promise that hard work will be justly rewarded." With These Hands by Daniel Rothenberg

America's Farmworkers: There are approximately 3-5 million migrant and seasonal farmworkers in the United States. They are the backbone of the American agricultural industry and their work impacts almost every state in the nation. However, almost three quarters of this work force earn less than $13,000 annually and their health status is at the same standard of most Third World Nations. Over 85% of the fruits and vegetables produced in this country are hand harvested and/or cultivated by farmworkers. The faces of farmworkers include men, women, children, and the elderly.

Call for Health Program: The Call for Health (CFH) Program serves this workforce in three primary areas:

  • Provides a Health Information and Referral service national toll free line 800-377-9968.
  • Develops collaborative relationships with health care providers who are willing to provide health care.
  • Secures health care for people in need of reduced rates for specific health services and/or may supplement payment for services.

Examples of How You Can Help: The Gift of Health is a unique program that allows an opportunity for you to invest in the health of America's farmworkers. You can be assured that 100% of your donation goes to provide health care services for adults and children. All contributors will be recognized in our bi-monthly newsletter the Migrant Health Newsline, unless otherwise instructed.

Here are just a few ways you can contribute to the Gift of Health program:

  • Cash Donation In Honor Of — celebrate the work of family or friends for notable achievement
  • Cash Donation In Memory Of — remember a loved one with a gift
  • Planned Giving — financial, tax or estate goals

Give Now — Online Donations: Simple, Quick, and Immediate! You can give online now with a credit card. NCFH is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. Please consider giving now by clicking on the apple below.

Contact Elvia Anderson at (800) 377-9968 for additional information. You can also download the PDF donation form for donations by mail.

Other ways of contributing: Call for Health is listed under as a worthy cause and receives a percentage of your online shopping purchases. Thank you for you support!