Special Populations

Migrant and seasonal farmworkers, persons experiencing homelessness and residents of public housing face significant barriers to getting the healthcare they need, including high rates of mobility and poverty, lack of health insurance, substandard or no housing, language barriers, and the list goes on. These populations are harder to reach and require extra efforts that might include mobile health teams, aggressive outreach, special training, language interpretation and other services. In recognition of this Congress created special funding categories for this populations in an effort to ensure they get the services they need. 
FACHC is here to provide you with technical assistance in meeting the needs of these populations.

Special Population Training and Technical Assistance

Special Populations Resources

Special Populations Data

NCFH Interactive Map of current H-2A Agricultural Worker Certifications
Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act Registered Farm Labor Contractor Listing, July 2016
Florida County Level Data U.S. Census of Agriculture, 2012
Florida Migrant Labor Camps Florida Department of Health Database
Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Population Estimates Interactive map and downloadable data, NCFH
Florida Agricultural Extension Offices Can help estimate the number of farmworkers in your area
The Need for Farmworker Housing in Florida Includes county level estimates of farmworkers, University of Florida, 2013

Special Populations Organizations

National Cooperative Agreement Partners Funded by HRSA to provide technical assistance to health centers and communities. Several focus exclusively on farmworkers, homeless or other special populations.

For more information, contact Erin Sologaistoa at Erin@fachc.org