Connecticut Area Health Education Center Network

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hartford Courant reporters visited the

Migrant Farm Clinics in Fall 2016.

Mara Lee wrote a nice article for the October 30, 2016 edition.

Photo/video credits to Lauren Schneiderman.

 

Migrant farm workers are among the most economically disadvantaged and most medically vulnerable groups in the United States having little, if any, access to health care or medication. In addition to barriers to access to health care that many citizens meet like affordable health insurance, language barriers, and lack of transportation, migrant workers also experience additional barriers such as fear of deportation, loss or garnished wages, and being dismissed or not invited back to work by the employer due to missed work or health issues. A coalition of local organizations, along with the University of Connecticut (UConn), has formed a network to overcome these barriers and attend to the health care needs of migrant and seasonal farm workers.

 

UConn and the Connecticut Area Health Education Centers (CT AHEC) Program strive to help migrant farm workers overcome these barriers by conducting medical and dental screenings on site at farm worker barracks free of charge. The UConn Migrant Farm Worker Clinics operate annually from June to October offering diagnostic and treatment options for a variety of conditions, both acute and chronic. For over a decade, the UConn Migrant Farm Worker Clinics have annually provided between 300 and 600 migrant farm workers with primary care screenings, oral health screenings, distribution of medications for mild and self-limited conditions, as well as preventive health education.

 

 

About the clinics

 

 

 

Univision, the American Spanish-language broadcast television network, aired a compelling story about the Migrant Farm Worker Clinics on June 11, 2015.  (in Spanish)

Take a look at the video!

Last page update: November 2, 2016

 

 

 

Take a look at a Migrant Farm Worker Clinics video.

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