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Various healthcare gaps have been identified in migrant farmer population, including preventative care, continuity of care for chronic conditions, occupational hazards and work related injury, and mental health services. Barriers to accessing care include lack of transportation, non-English speaking populations, and lack of education regarding US healthcare systems. For this project, flu vaccines were provided to migrant farmers at their homes throughout Vermont. Over 250 vaccines were provided by the Vermont Department of Health. Future directions include annual mobile flu clinics, continuing this model for Covid vaccines, and implementing a global health course for fourth year medical students aimed at addressing migrant farmer healthcare needs.
Colchester Family Medicine
MIgrant farmer, influenza
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Martel, Elena P., "Healthcare Gaps in Migrant Farmer Populations" (2020). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 591.