Dear Migrant Health Champion,
This year, on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, the National Center for Farmworker Health is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving. We ask that you help support us in this endeavor. In additional to promoting migrant health awareness, we will request that our community support migrant health scholarships through our online store or make a donation to our Call for Health Program. All proceeds from this initiative will support the Migrant Health Scholarship Program and the Call for Health Foundation.
About NCFH’s Migrant Health Scholarship Award and Call for Health Program
Each year NCFH accepts applications for the Migrant Health Scholarship Award from individuals employed or interning at federally funded migrant health centers. Applicants are staff members who desire to further their education and are either currently studying or entering a curriculum relevant to migrant health. The selection committee reviews applications based on the following criteria: applicability of educational goals to migrant health, personal statement of experience or commitment to migrant health, letters of reference, farmworker status, and length of service in the migrant health field.
Call for Health is a national patient navigation system that promotes health and well-being for farmworker families through bilingual educational publications and is a national call line that responds to questions on accessing local health care resources for farmworkers. The Call for Health Foundation provides financial assistance to help farmworker families access healthcare services.
The national toll-free number (800-377-9968) is staffed by bilingual Information Specialists Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time, and is accessible 24 hours a day through voice messaging.
Last year, more than 30,000 organizations in 68 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday. Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities. We invite you to join the movement and to help get out the give this December 1.
5 Ways to Support NCFH’s Participation in #GivingTuesday
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