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Meeting the unique needs of indigenous farmworkers.

Authors
Samples-J; de Rojas-JC
Source
Proceedings of the 2006-2007 Migrant Farmworker Stream Forums: 19th Annual East Coast Migrant Stream Forum, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; 16th Annual Midwest Farmworker Stream Forum, Albuquerque, New Mexico; 16th Annual Western Migrant Stream Forum, Sacramento, California. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, 2007 Jan; :12
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20039870
Abstract
The number of non-Spanish speaking indigenous farmworkers in the U.S. has steadily increased over the past decade. In addition to language barriers, indigenous workers have unique cultural and health beliefs that affect their access to care. Presenters discussed the demographics of indigenous Mexicans and Central Americans, with an emphasis on those living and working on the East Coast. Participants identified barriers to care and learned about a successful clinical model where an indigenous patient advocate has improved patient care and provider knowledge.
Keywords
Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Demographic-characteristics; Environmental-health; Farmers; Health-services; Racial-factors
Publication Date
20070101
Document Type
Abstract
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2007
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R25-OH-008334
Source Name
Proceedings of the 2006-2007 Migrant Farmworker Stream Forums: 19th Annual East Coast Migrant Stream Forum, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; 16th Annual Midwest Farmworker Stream Forum, Albuquerque, New Mexico; 16th Annual Western Migrant Stream Forum, Sacramento, California
State
OR; DC
Performing Organization
Oregon Law Center
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