Vulnerable Populations

Migrant and seasonal agricultural workers, persons experiencing homelessness, housing challenged, 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.

Vulnerable Population Training and Technical Assistance

Vulnerable Populations Resources

Good health is for you too! Patient guide to community health centers (English, Spanish, Creole) Farmworker Justice
National Center for Farmworker Health Patient Education Videos
 Helps patients understand what your health center is, how it works and how you can help them. Downloadable in English and Spanish.
Community Health Workers and Chronic Disease Prevention: An Overview of Resources
National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities
Community Health Workers in and Evolving Technological Environment
Medical Management of Vulnerable and Underserved Patients: Principles, Practice, and Populations
Care of Special Populations
Agricultural Workers

Homeless, Housing Challenged, and Residents of Public Housing
Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Individuals
Persons Living with HIV/Aids

Vulnerable Populations Data (see specific populations above for more data)

Vulnerable 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.

Visit our Vulnerable Populations News page

For more information, contact Erin Sologaistoa at 
[email protected]