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.

HRSA’s Sliding Fee Discount Program and Special Populations, FACHC

Interactive map of FQHCs participating in the Healthcare for the Homeless, Migrant Health and Public Housing Programs

Special Populations Resources

Medical Management of Vulnerable and Underserved Patients: Principles, Practice, and Populations

Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers

Homeless and Residents of Public Housing

Lesbian Gay Bi-sexual and Transgender Individuals

Persons Living with HIV/Aids

Cultural Competence and Language Access

Social Determinants of Health

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

Rent Assisted Multifamily Housing Complexes in Florida

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

The Homeless in America: Adapting Your Practice

Care of Special Populations

Care of the Homeless: An Overview

Same Sex Couples Per 1,000 in Florida By census tract 


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