Delray Beach Marriott
MAY 14 – 16, 2014
Migrant Health Centers are the early pioneers of the Health Center Movement. The Migrant Health Program that was written into the Public Health Service Act of 1962 set forth new thinking in this country that health care is a basic human right. It was the precursor of major social change in a decade of the 60’s when the nation awakened to the poverty and hardship of a population for outside the mainstream. Migrant Health Centers became the model for community health centers nationwide with their core components of outreach, patient education, bilingual services, culturally-sensitive care, and community action and empowerment.
Today, we take pride that with growing public support, Migrant Health Centers today provide health care and vital support services to nearly one million Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers. They have led the way addressing the needs of a hardworking and vulnerable population. Equally important, they have shown that communities can be empowered to meet human needs in ways that honor the dignity, culture, and labor of all people.
Enthusiastically, we invite you to join us May 14-16, 2014 for the 2014 National Farmworker Health Conference to be held at the Delray Beach Marriott, Delray Beach FL.