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  • Delivery of Health Services to Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers

    Thomas A. Arcury, Sara A. Quandt. Delivery of Health Services to Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers. Annual Review of Public Health. Vol. 28: 345-363 (Volume publication date April 2007) First published online as a Review in Advance on November 9, 2006 DOI: 10.1146/annurev.publhealth.27.021405.102106

    Farmworkers are low-paid, uninsured employees in an extremely hazardous industry, and they provide an essential service for U.S. society. This review evaluates the delivery of health services to farmworkers. It describes the farmworker population in the United States, noting characteristics (e.g., migratory and immigration status) that limit their access to and utilization of health services. It describes the health services needs of this population, including occupational health, mental health, oral health, and chronic disease treatment.

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  • Providing health information for culturally and linguistically diverse women: priorities and preferences of new migrants and refugees.

    Lee SK, Sulaiman-Hill CM, Thompson SC. Journal - Australian Health Promotion Association. Providing health information for culturally and linguistically diverse women: priorities and preferences of new migrants and refugees. 2013 Aug;24(2):98-103. doi: 10.1071/HE12919.

    ISSUES ADDRESSED:
    Preferences for topics and means of access to health information among newly arrived, culturally and linguistically diverse women in Perth, Western Australia, were explored.
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  • Delivery of mobile clinic services to migrant and seasonal farmworkers: a review of practice models for community-academic partnerships.

    Luque JS, Castañeda H. Journal of Community Health - Springer. Delivery of mobile clinic services to migrant and seasonal farmworkers: a review of practice models for community-academic partnerships. 2013 Apr;38(2):397-407. doi: 10.1007/s10900-012-9622-4.

    Farmworkers in the US are a medically underserved group, who are largely uninsured, foreign-born, and working in a hazardous industry. This review addresses the challenges of providing health services for this priority population to study the numerous health access barriers that face migrant and seasonal farmworkers (MSFW), evaluates the services provided at mobile clinics, summarizes practice models for community-academic partnerships, and synthesizes the literature on effective partnership approaches to deliver these services.

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  • Estimating nurse migration from the Bahamas between 1994 and 2005: an exploratory descriptive study using a social network identification methodology.

    Adelberger A, Neely-Smith S, Hagopian A. Glob Public Health. Estimating nurse migration from the Bahamas between 1994 and 2005: an exploratory descriptive study using a social network identification methodology. 2011;6(7):732-45. doi: 10.1080/17441692.2010.550588. Epub 2011 May 24

    The purpose of this study was to collect primary data on the migration patterns of Bahamian nurses who had registered as nurses during the period 1994-2005. We used an established social network identification method developed by Delanyo Dovlo to determine whether (and to where) Bahamian nurses had migrated. We reviewed nursing registrants' records from the Nursing Council of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. We telephoned two nurses per cohort of registration and graduation year, asking the interviewee to identify the current location of colleagues registered in their same cohort.

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  • The use of mobile phones for demographic surveillance of mobile pastoralists and their animals in Chad: proof of principle

    Jean-Richard V, Crump L, Moto Daugla D, Hattendorf J, Schelling E, Zinsstag J.Global Health Action. The use of mobile phones for demographic surveillance of mobile pastoralists and their animals in Chad: proof of principle. 2014 Feb 4;7:23209. doi: 10.3402/gha.v7.23209. eCollection 2014.

    BACKGROUND:
    Demographic information is foundational for the planning and management of social programmes, in particular health services. The existing INDEPTH network surveillance sites are limited to coverage of sedentary populations. Including mobile populations in this approach would be expensive, time consuming and possibly low in accuracy. Very little is known about the demography of mobile pastoralists and their animals, so innovative approaches are urgently needed.
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  • Social networks among Indigenous peoples in Mexico.

    Skoufias E, Lunde T, Patrinos HA.. Latin American Research Review (JournalSeek). 2010;45(2):49-67. Social networks among Indigenous peoples in Mexico.

    We examine the extent to which social networks among indigenous peoples in Mexico have a significant effect on a variety of human capital investment and economic activities, such as school attendance and work among teenage boys and girls, and migration, welfare participation, employment status, occupation, and sector of employment among adult males and females.

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  • Guided self-help on the Internet for Turkish migrants with depression: the design of a randomized controlled trial.

    Unlü B, Riper H, van Straten A, Cuijpers P. Guided self-help on the Internet for Turkish migrants with depression: the design of a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2010;11:101. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-11-101.

    Background
    The Turkish population living in the Netherlands has a high prevalence of psychological complaints and has a high threshold for seeking professional help for these problems. Seeking help through the Internet can overcome these barriers. This project aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a guided self-help problem-solving intervention for depressed Turkish migrants that is culturally adapted and web-based.

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  • Mobile health strategies useful for migrant workers

    Swanson, J. (12 de August de 2013). The Clinical Advisor. Recuperado el 31 de March de 2014, de Mobile health strategies useful for migrant workers: http://www.clinicaladvisor.com/mobile-health-strategies-useful-for-migrant-workers/article/307066/

    First paragraph: "Migrant and seasonal farmworkers in the United States face serious health inequalities. Most of these workers either migrate to jobsites or leave their families for seasonal work and have little or no access to healthcare. Many are at greater risk for occupational injury due to chemical exposure and physical exertion and fear seeking care due to concerns about discrimination."
    Available in http://www.clinicaladvisor.com/mobile-health-strategies-useful-for-migrant-workers/article/307066/

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  • Hispanic Migrant Farm Workers' Attitudes Toward Mobile Phone-Based Telehealth for Management of Chronic Health Conditions

    Price M, Williamson D, McCandless R, Mueller M, Gregoski M, Brunner-Jackson B, Treiber E, Davidson L, Treiber F Hispanic Migrant Farm Workers' Attitudes Toward Mobile Phone-Based Telehealth for Management of Chronic Health Conditions J Med Internet Res 2013;15(4):e76 URL: http://www.jmir.org/2013/4/e76/ doi: 10.2196/jmir.2500 PMID: 23624105

    Background: Mobile phone–based interventions present a means of providing high quality health care to hard-to-reach underserved populations. Migrant farm workers (MFWs) are among the most underserved populations in the United States due to a high prevalence of chronic diseases yet limited access to health care. However, it is unknown if MFWs have access to mobile phone devices used in mobile health (mHealth) interventions, or if they are willing to use such technologies.
    Objective: Determine rates of ownership of mobile devices and willingness to use mHealth strategies in MFWs.

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  • Information and Communication Technologies and Migration

    Hamel, Jean-Yves (2009): Information and Communication Technologies and Migration. Published in: Human Development Research Paper (HDRP) Series , Vol. 39, No. 2009

    Surveying existing literature, this paper starts by identifying links between attainments in human development and the presence of ICTs. The research then looks at instances where ICTs affect the opportunity for migration and how they affect its outcomes. We will see how migrants are making use of ICTs and the importance that these technologies have come to occupy in their life.

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