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Farmworker Oral Health Fact Sheet

According to an analysis of migrant health center encounter data, dental disease ranks as one of the top five health problems for farmworkers ages 5 through 29, and remains among the top twenty health problems for farmworkers of all other ages presenting for care. For children ages 10 to 19, dental disease are the chief complaint.1 Over the last eighteen years, numerous local level studies of the oral health of farmworker children and adults have been conducted. The findings consistently show farmworkers of all ages to have a level of oral health far worse than what is found in the general population.

Health Initiatives

From HIV prevention, environmental health education, to community mobilization, our goal is to empower farmworkers with the information, skills, and resources necessary to reduce and eliminate health disparities and support farmworker efforts to create and sustain healthy communities.

Migrant Health Program - Clemson University

Clemson students - nursing students, language students and health science students - serving the migrant and seasonal farmwork population in South Carolina. They provide health screenings and assessments, health services, health education, counseling and outreach services.

National Center for Farmworker Health

The National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH), established in 1975, is dedicated to improving the health status of farmworker families by providing information services and products to a network of more than 500 migrant health center service sites in the United States as well as organizations, universities, researchers, and individuals involved in farmworker health.

South Carolina Migrant Health Program

The SCMHP is a Migrant Health Voucher Program, which utilizes a network of fee-for-service providers to render culturally and linguistically competent health care and health care related services to migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families in South Carolina. The Program offers comprehensive health care and enabling services designed to improve the accessibility of quality, culturally - appropriate health care services and reduce health disparities for the community

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