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Search Results: MCH Organizations

This list of organizations is drawn from the MCH Organizations Database. Contact information is the most recent known to the MCH Digital Library.

Displaying records 1 through 9 (9 total).

East Coast Migrant Head Start Project (ECMHSP)

Annotation: The East Coast Migrant Head Start Project (ECMHSP) is a private, non-profit agency that provides continuity of Head Start services to children of migrant farm workers on the east coast of the United States. ECMHSP serves children from birth to age 5 whose families quality based on the federal poverty income guidelines and the federal definitions of migrant and seasonal farm workers. ECMHSP prepares young children for educational success -- especially children of migrant and seasonal farm workers -- by providing holistic, high quality early childhood services for families in a nurturing, culturally sensitive environment.

Keywords: Young children, Head Start, Health services, Migrants

Farmworker Health Services, Inc. (FHSI)

Annotation: Funded by the Bureau of Primary Health Care, Farmworker Health Services seeks to empower migrant and seasonal farm workers and their families to take ownership of their lives through its provision of health care, its outreach social services, and its promotion of preventive health care. The project places health professionals and allied health personnel at over 30 Migrant and Community Health Centers (M/CHC's) along the east coast during times of peak agricultural activity. It also strives to raise the consciousness of business, health care, social service, educational, and religious entities about the plight of the farm workers and to solicit their support. Offers referrals to consumers and sponsors outreach seminars. Materials are available in Spanish and Creole.

Keywords: Farm workers, Migrant health, Migrants, Outreach, Social services

Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN)

Annotation: The Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) engages in research, develops appropriate resources, advocates for migrants and clinicians, engages outside partners, and runs programs that support clinical care on the frontline of migrant health. The website provides resources on a variety of topics including children's health, family violence, immunizations, oral health, and women's health. A resource database includes downloadable resources as well as links on a wide variety of primary care issues, including links to other organizations, patient education tools, clinical guidelines, MCN program materials, multilingual resources, research guidelines, a toolbox of best practices, and more.

Keywords: Community health centers, Migrants, Minority groups

Migration Policy Institute (MPI)

Annotation: The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank in Washington, DC dedicated to analysis of the movement of people worldwide. MPI provides analysis, development, and evaluation of migration and refugee policies at the local, national, and international levels. It aims to meet the rising demand for pragmatic and thoughtful responses to the challenges and opportunities that large-scale migration, whether voluntary or forced, presents to communities and institutions in an increasingly integrated world. It also houses the National Center on Immigrant integration Policy.

Keywords: Immigrants, Immigration, Immigration, Migrants, Policy analysis, Public policy, Refugees, Undocumented immigrants


Annotation: MiVIA is an electronic and therefore transportable, Personal Health Record (PHR) designed for use for migrant and seasonal farmworkers. Its goal is to improve health outcomes of migrant and seasonal workers in California. MiVIA, a scalable program, can be replicated on a regional, statewide and even national level contributing to the health and well being of farm workers throughout the United States, resulting in improved health outcomes while decreasing duplicative medical costs. A pilot project was conducted in Sonoma Valley, California, (2002- 2004). The Web site is available in English and Spanish.

Keywords: Farm workers, Medical records, Migrants, Spanish language materials

National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH)

Annotation: The National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH) is a private, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to improving the health status of farmworker families by providing information services, training and technical assistance, and a variety of products to community and migrant health centers nationwide, as well as organizations, universities, researchers, and individuals involved in farmworker health. The website provides information about farmworkers and migrant health centers, a library, and training and health education resources. Resources are available in English and Spanish.

Keywords: Migrants, Farm workers, Health services, Information dissemination, Information systems, Migrant Health Centers, Migrant health programs

National Child Labor Committee (NCLC)

Annotation: The National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) is a private, non-profit organization that works to promote the rights, well-being, and education of children and youth as they relate to work and working. As advocates, researchers, technical assistance providers, and catalysts, the Committee works with corporations, government agencies, school systems, and others on behalf of the country's at-risk young people in the areas of youth employment and training, child labor laws, education, and youth occupational safety and health. NCLC sponsors the Lewis Hine Award for service to children and youth and seeks to inspire elementary school children about working and working through the community partnership program, Kids and the Power of Work (KAPOW).

Keywords: Adolescent parents, Advocacy, Alcohol abuse, Child abuse, Child exploitation, Child labor, Cooperative work experience programs, Education, Migrants, Pregnant adolescents, Research, Small businesses, Substance abuse, Working adolescents

National Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Association (NMSHSA)

Tooth Mobile

Annotation: Tooth Mobile is a non-profit organization that works to prevent oral disease; increase access to affordable, comprehensive oral health care; and increase awareness of oral health issues by providing mobile oral health care and preventive oral hygiene education in schools and in the community. Tooth Mobile collaborates with California-based oral health coalitions; community health centers and schools; and Denti-Cal, Healthy Families, California Migrant Education, and other statewide programs for families with low incomes. The organization provides history, application, and consent forms in English, Korean, and Spanish.

Keywords: Access to health care, California, Collaboration, Community based services, Community health centers, Dental care, Disease prevention, Health education, Low income groups, Medicaid, Migrants, Mobile health units, Non English language materials, Oral health, Preventive health services, State initiatives


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.