Dept. of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Oregon Health & Science University
Farmworkers experience disparities in both access to health care services and health outcomes. The State of Oregon hosts a large farmworker population, often characterized by many predictors of inadequate health care access. These include racial/ethnic minority groups, rural residence, lack of health insurance, linguistic and cultural barriers, financial strains, and lack of documentation for legal residence. A variety of organizations work to decrease these disparities by providing free health screening services to farmworkers for indicators of chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension. Tuality Healthcare Â¡Salud! Services is a unique program that provides such assistance to vineyard workers in the North Willamette Valley, as well as small grants for healthcare visits. Early detection of risk factors for chronic disease can allow patients and providers the opportunity to establish a treatment plan that may delay the onset of illness or even reverse it. For screening servic
School of Medicine
Moyer, Melissa, "Adherence to follow-up recommendations after health screening fairs among north Willamette Valley vineyard workers" (2013). Scholar Archive. 959.