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Forty percent of the total budgeted costs of grant-assisted migrant health projects have been met from other than Public Health Service grant sources.
Migrant Health Project
Contributions from other
of project to community
groups Laboratory services Administrative services
and janitorial services) Professional consultation from
State health department staff Services of interpreter for
Donated space for clinics
cases referred by project
physicians Other volunteered services
or materials Cash
Counties with the greatest number of migrants have the highest percentage of coverage by grant-assisted project services (March 31, 1964).
Counties with 3,000 or more migrants at peak
Public agencies have taken leadership in migrant health project development. Voluntary groups have filled the gap when others were not ready. They have also helped to interest other agencies in applying
Regardless of formal sponsorship, most projects have broad community support. The following groups and interests are among those involved: Private individuals:
Public agencies—Continued Physicians
Employment service Dentists
Surplus food distribution cenNurses
ters Nursing students
Voluntary organizations: Clerks and stenographers
in cleaning clinic quarters, Farm bureaus
Kiwanis clubs Growers' wives
Lions clubs Pharmacists
Visiting nurse associations Local newspaper and radio Travelers Aid men
Tuberculosis and health assoPublic agencies:
ciations Health departments
Local hospitals Welfare departments
Salvation Army Schools
Girl Scouts County hospitals
Voluntary summer schools Colleges and universities
and day care centers for City and county law enforce- migrant children ment agencies
Shrine Hospital Agricultural extension service
The majority of project grants are for less than $20,000.
Amount of grant
Grantees budgeted the project grant dollar chiefly for health services,
Most projects provide a combination of family clinic, nursing, health education, and sanitation services. The following indicates the types of services offered separately or in combination with others by projects receiving grant assistance:
Family health service clinics at one or more locations in the project area, usually scheduled at night.
Nursing services in the migrant labor camps, in family clinics, and in day-care centers and summer schools for migrant children.
Sanitation services including camp inspections, work with camp owners and occupants to get improvements made in