FJ Celebrates National Health Center Week
This week, health centers across the country are holding events to celebrate their contributions to their communities. Community and Migrant Health Centers are an integral part of the U.S. healthcare system. They provide affordable, high quality primary preventative healthcare to medically underserved populations across the United States, including farmworkers and their families. Farmworkers are not only the health centers’ patients; they are also active members of the health centers’ governing boards. Recognizing the challenges farmworkers face to access services, migrant health centers provide vital health education and information through the use of outreach workers and promotores de salud (community health workers). Mobile health units are also brought to the fields to deliver healthcare services where farmworkers work and live.
Our nation’s farmworkers, the men and women who harvest the fruits and vegetables we eat, deserve quality healthcare that is affordable, accessible and culturally competent. FJ is proud to support the work of migrant health centers. More information about FJ’s work with migrant health centers can be found on our web site. Throughout the week, FJ will write a series of blog posts highlighting the importance of migrant health centers in the health and well-being of our nation’s farmworkers.