The digest will include relevant NCFH
and migrant health news, funding alerts, training and technical assistance opportunities, conference announcements, new products and educational tools, policy issues, as well as a monthly featured product, service, project or best practice.
Point-in-time estimates range from 100,000 (Tucker 1999, 90; James, Smith, and Mann 1991), to 200,000 (NCFH
2009, i), to 273,000 (Quint 1994, 11) to 500,000 (Kozol 1988, 3), to 615,000 (Lumsden and Coffey 2001, 16), to 750,000 (Markward and Biros 2001, 183), to 1 million (Gargiulo 2006, 337), to 1.2 million (Better Homes Fund 1999, 31).
Approximately 61% of MSFW live in poverty, with half earning less than $7,500 per year (NCFH
will focus on five action areas: sustainable farm families; education of GPs, nurses, allied health, and vets; research and development; establishing networks; and occupational health services.
I thank you for joining NCFH
in this important work, and I look forward to seeing how our partnerships will continue to improve the health of agricultural workers in the United States.
is in the early stages of developing a robust electronic application that would allow patients to self-identify as agricultural workers, including those that struggle with literacy or language.
This particular REACH project is being carried out in Hays County, Texas by NCFH
The last articles focus on this year's NCFH
commemorative artwork and migrant health scholarship recipients.
has compiled the following resources in an effort to aid community/migrant health centers in learning about and attaining PCHH certification.
On May 8, 2013 NCFH
unveiled the 2013 commemorative artwork at the National Association for Community Health Centers' Farmworker Health Conference in San Diego, California.
Since 1984, NCFH
has invested in Community/ Migrant Health Center staff through annual scholarships that are made possible by the sale of our commemorative artwork and support from the RCHN/Community Health Foundation.