Author

Melissa Moyer

Date

July 2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.P.H.

Department

Dept. of Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Institution

Oregon Health & Science University

Abstract

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 ¡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

Identifier

doi:10.6083/M4319SX4

School

School of Medicine

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