Conexión Migrante: Health and Education Services

Conexión Migrante: Health and Education Services The following is a list of agencies that offer educational, health, and other supportive services to seasonal and migrant farmworkers with special attention to the Texas Lower Rio Grande Valley region.

Advocacy, Inc
Legal rights of Texans with disabilities and the implementation of the Client Assistance Program for Rehabilitation Clients; priorities, handouts, and links to community rights, education, employment, housing, transportation, and health care.

Addresses , contact information and literature of related groups to help families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effect of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend; details the 12 steps, 12 traditions, 12 concepts recovery program; ordering information of related print materials.

Alcoholics Anonymous
Press releases and public serve announcements; archive of the organization's history, and newsletters; and services of A.A. to help members stay sober and achieve sobriety.

American Red Cross
Details of all services; current world news involving the organization; news related to its supporters; disaster facts and procedures.

Angel Flight America
Information to people in need of seeking free air transportaion to specialized health care facilities or distant destinations due to family, community or national crisis.

The Arc of Texas
Facts about programs, services, and resources; lists of national and local arc chapters; links to other disability resources; direction to the organization's offices; and conference information for people with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities.

Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans
Links pertaining to adult literacy, computer technology training; clinic address and contact information, treatment programs, and prevention programs; community development plans; and links to 13 groups related to services to Latino communities across America.

The Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs
Public service announcements on international child labor; campaign information to stop child labor in agriculture; online SAFE handbook used to provide safety and health training to farmworkers; and a membership database.

The Association of Occupational & Environmental Clinics
A list of member clinics, online resource library, information about post-graduate training opportunities, links to a network of pediatric environmental health specialty units, and epidemiology tools.

Avance, Inc.
Program information for parent-child education, adult literacy, Even Start, fatherhood services, child abuse and neglect intervention; details of institutes and curriculum for those working with high-risk Hispanic families, research accomplished; conference proceedings; online bookstore; and latest organization news.

BPHC Service Delivery Sites
Search engine that finds and gives addresses, telephone numbers, and contact persons of migrant health centers and community health centers in all states; and locates specialized health care agencies and clinics.

Bureau of Primary Health Care
Migrant Health Program
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Lists the organization's publications; links to searchable databases; archives documents; links to grant resources; links to general health reference sites; search engine to locate health centers; and explains the free listserv.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Health Centers Grants for Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers
Eligibility requirements, application and award process, information contacts, assistance considerations, and post assistance requirements to develop and operate Health Centers and Migrant Health Programs.

Catholic Charities
A national network of agencies, institutions and individuals who aim to reduce poverty, support families and empower communities.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
National Center for Infectious Diseases
Office of Minority and Women's Health
Information about the organization's research, surveillance, education, training, and program development with emphasis on infectious diseases among racial and ethnic minorities and women.

Center for Migration Studies
Publication list, document archive; publications ordering information; list of other Centers for Migration Studies; links to international migration sites.

Center School of Rural Public Health
The Texas A&M University System Health Science
Information about the school's academic programs, admissions, student services, centers and programs, links, and distance education.

Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Describes eligibility for the children's health insurance to families who earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid, yet cannot afford commercial insurance.

Community Action Council of South Texas
Program information pertaining to child development, community services, housing/colonia initiative, substance abuse services, transportation, and health services, weatherization, senior citizens; information about board of trustees, press releases, and job openings.

Easter Seal Society
Answers frequently asked questions; reports recent legislative actions; lists job opportunities; gives links to pertinent resources; and has an email newsletter.

Provides a toll-free number, 1-800-234-8848, for education and health information for migrants; explains professional and program development activities to improve services to migrant children; explanation of secondary education/dropout prevention and ESL workshops.

Farmworker Health Services, Inc.
Explains the organization's outreach services; how to submit and receive a copy of the organization's publications, and links with information about farmworker issues.

Farmworker Justice Fund, Inc.
Latest agricultural guestworker legislation; announcements of special events; online newsletter; list of books about farmworkers; links on environmental health and occupational safety, guestworker legislation, and labor laws; details on the H-2A program and the HIV/AIDS prevention project.

Healthfinder Migrant Health-Bilingual Patient education Materials
Bilingual patient education materials specifically for migrants; and links to different federal programs with migrant health care information.

The Hesperian Foundation
Information about books and newsletters published by the organization in order to promote health and self determination in poor communities worldwide by making health information accessible.

Hispanic Health Beliefs and Practices:
Mexican and Mexican-Americans (Clinical Notes)
This gateway contains information about the history of immigration; communications; social relations; religion; health beliefs and practices; folk remedies; diet; pregnancies, childbirth, and child rearing; dying and death practices; disease prevention and health promotion; health problems; health risks of immigrants; recommended laboratory tests for immigrants; and helpful links and references.

Insure Kids Now!
A toll-free number, 1-877-KIDS-NOW, to provide state-specific information about MEDICAID and CHIP to families in all 50 states. A national campaign to link the nation's uninsured children -- from birth to age 18 -- to free and low-cost health insurance.

Kids into Health Careers Migrant Health Center Program
Gives details, statistics, and slide show to attract kids into health careers; sample presentations for counselors, teachers, school administrators, and parents to inform them of the health care field.

League of United Latin American Citizens
Educational, economic, health and civil rights information and facts about the Hispanic population of the United States.

The Medicine Program
Explains how to obtain outpatient prescription medicines to those who do not have insurance or a government program to pay for the medicines.

Mexican Migration Project Group
Migrant information resources and a bibliography of all published and unpublished documents produced by the MMP.

Migrant Clinicians Network
Gives facts about program to teach medical Spanish, cultural awareness in a clinical setting; a directory of migrant health centers and primary care associations by state and region; and links pertaining to several diseases; dental, domestic violence, herbal medicine, and legal aid links.

Migrant Education Program
Region One Education Service Center, Texas
Gives a list of the seven areas of technical assistance and staff development to school districts and a list of the services available to schools participating in an approved Texas Child Migrant Program.

Migrant Health Promotion

National Association of Community Health Centers
Search for up-to-date legislative action and regulations; technical assistance for navigating the health care environment, funding, and education environment; information about community, migrant, and homeless health centers and issues; details of the activities of other states.

National Association of State Directors of Migrant Education
Lists future events and activities, and offers new members training, guidance and counseling information to those state officials charged with the administration of monies to help all migrant students succeed in school.

National Center for Farmworker Health, Inc.
Call for Health
Toll-free number, 1-800-377-9968, for farmworker families and their health care providers about how to find health services and access CHIP and Medicaid services.

National Council of La Raza
Explains civil rights, education, health, housing & development, immigration, social security, homeownership, leadership development and other policy issues and programs; latest news events involving the organization.

National Institute for Farm Safety, Inc.
A newsletter; links to occupational safety sites; and list of publications in order to help reduce agricultural death, injury, and illness rate.

Office of Migrant Education
U.S. Department of Education
Explains the college assistance program, high school equivalency program, the Even Start Program, Title 1, Education program, and gives the migrant education national hotline toll-free number; gives reports of the effectiveness of the MEP; links to clearinghouses, technical assistance resources, and other federal programs; gives contact information to all state MEP programs; and an e-mail listserv with topics of interest to the migrant education community.

Palmer Drug Abuse Program
Information about the PDAP program, locations of the nearest PDAP group, email access to a PDAP counselor, and a literature page explaining treatments and recovery.

Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Norte
Northwest Treeplanters and Farmworkers United
Updates on legislative, public action, legalization, and pesticide use campaigns; details on how to volunteer; newsletters and photographs; and list of sister organizations.

Promesa Systems, Inc.
Information about the organization's services pertaining to health, education, employment, economic and community development and housing in order to make self-sufficient citizens.

Rural Family Medicine
Links to the three main subject areas that affect all rural health systems access, health personnel, and rural/urban differences; information for rural practitioners; and information promoting rural physician medical education through networking, education and research.

Secretaria de Salud de Migrante
Health programs between Mexico and the United States of America; Mexican institutions providing health services to migrants; Mexican state health departments; HRSA Border CHC directory for Texas.

Social Security Administration Online
Answers questions pertaining to retirement and medicare benefits, disability and SSI, low cost or free health insurance for kids, and explains how to apply for a social security card and immigration visas.

Social Service Agencies in the Lower Rio Grande Valley
A list of social service agencies located in the Lower Rio Grande Valley compiled by the Community Council of the Rio Grande Valley.

The South Texas Center
List of contacts and administrators of the Texas A&M University System Health Science Center (STC); location and directions to the Center; link to the School of Rural Public Health; and gives details about the El Milagro Clinic and the new South Texas Center facility.

Texas Association of Community Health Centers, Inc. (TACHC)
Describes the different types of health care centers, services and qualifications; outreach programs, provider relations, health initiatives, leadership, information systems, resources, group purchasing, upcoming events; and gives a list of participating centers.

Texas Commission for the Blind
Explains eligibility of vocational rehabilitation, independent living rehabilitation, blind children's vocational discovery and development, and vocational and independent living training.

Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Drug facts, recent research studies, contractor resources, licensure information, training opportunities; and treatment, prevention and offender education.

Texas Education Agency Division of Migrant Education
Popular migrant information; curriculum and educational programs; teacher resources; data resources and research; finance and grant information; and education law and rules.

Texas Head Start Hidalgo County
Explains importance of education, family literacy, health, childcare, community service, and welfare to parents, children, educators, and directors of Hidalgo county.

Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Explains Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Texas Medicaid program, Medicaid fraud and abuse prevention and other health and human services programs.

Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Describes eligibility for the children's health insurance to families who earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid, yet cannot afford commercial insurance.

Texas Migrant Council
Details about child care, day care providers, designated vendors, self arranged providers, service delivery areas, and other programs that this agency manages in different regions of the United States.

Texas Rural Legal Aid, Inc.
Names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of contact persons in the different divisions of the organization; links state and federal agencies with health care information; links with information pertaining to low cost prescription drugs.

Toll-free number, 1-800-647-6558, to apply and inquire about children's health insurance programs, CHIP and Medicaid, at a price that fits the budgets of Texas families and provides information about the State Kids Insurance Program (SKIP).

Tropical Texas Center for Mental Health and Mental Retardation
Will provide information pertaining to mental health, mental retardation, and substance abuse services to individuals of Cameron, Hidalgo, and Starr counties.

U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform
Scholarly papers related to quantification of migration; characteristics of migrants; factors that influence migration; effects of migration; and responses to migration.

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Immigration services and benefits programs; services field office addresses and information; immigration laws, regulations, and guides; and other government sites.

U.S. Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
Refugee admissions and resettlement details; refugee assistance facts; press releases and fact sheets pertaining to migration; electronic archive of information prior to 2001.

United Migrant Opportunities Services (UMOS)
Gives a summary of of the organizations different health promotions and disease prevention programs ranging from AIDS reduction to family violence.