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Farmworker Health Program Ready for 2015

The Kansas Statewide Farmworker Health Program (KSFHP) recently held a strategic planning session to guide program activities during 2015.  The staff and advisory council members from across the State of Kansas met in Wichita on Monday, December 2, 2014, for the meeting.

Please see this website’s KSFHP page for an updated list of services to be offered in 2015.

The pictures below identifies staff members.  The second picture is of staff and advisory council members.

KSFHP Staff 12 1 14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Row (L-R) Sarah Beery, administrative assistant; Ivette Herrera, Central Kansas Spanish language health promoter; Mary Marquez, Western Kansas Spanish Language Regional Case Manager; Kimberly Cisneros, Central/Eastern Kansas Spanish language health promoter; Tina Guenther, Western Kansas Low German language case manager; and Pat Fernandez, Central Kansas Spanish language case manager.

Second Row (L-R) Kendra Baldridge, Eastern Kansas Spanish language case manager; Diana Lady, Central/Eastern Kansas Spanish language health promoter; Teri Caudle, Public Health Nurse Specialist; Helen Loewen, Western Kansas Low German health promoter; and Cyndi Treaster, program director.

KSFHP Staff and Advisory Council  12 1 14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KSFHP staff and advisory council.

~Jenny

 

 

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Additional health services available to farmworkers…

The Kansas Statewide Farmworker Health Program was recently awarded funds to expand services and is now assisting farmworkers receive mental health, substance abuse, and vision services.  The program is recruiting additional service providers so farmworkers do not have to drive long distances to receive services.  Pease contact the case manager in your area for additional information.

Kansas Statewide Farmworker Health Program (KSFHP)
Eastern Regional Case Manager English/Spanish Kendra Baldridge kbaldridge@kdheks.gov 785-296-2671
Central Regional Case Manager English/Spanish Pat Fernandez pfernandez@kdheks.gov 785-296-8983
Western Regional Case Manager English/Low German Tina Guenther tguenther@kdheks.gov 620-675-8191
Western Regional Case Manager English/Spanish Mary Marquez mmarquez@kdheks.gov 620-227-7882

 

~Jenny

Kansas Farmworker Heath Program Recognized as Innovative!

The Kansas Statewide Farmworker Health Program (KSFHP) was recognized for its innovative practices in the Health Outreach Partners’ 10 Years of Innovative Outreach Practices: A Collection of Outreach Strategies from the Field. 

KSFHP was recognized for assessment of farmworker need and outreach practices in Kansas.  These efforts include the formal needs assessment in 2009 using a telephone survey and 50 select questions from the CDC Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System.  A total of 584 (of 2,382 registered farmworkers) were surveyed including 269 Low German speaking and 284 Spanish speaking clients.  To supplement the survey results regarding need and health status at least seven annual focus groups are held each year throughout the state.  KSFHP hires bilingual regional case managers and health promoters to provide screening of health needs, health education, and support services.

For more information about the Kansas Statewide Farmworker Health Program go to www.ksfhp.org.    www.ksfhp.orgLike the program on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ksfhp.

National Farmworker Health Day

Each year the second week of August is dedicated to recognizing the services and contributions of Community, Migrant, Homeless and Public Housing Health Centers in providing access to affordable, high quality, cost-effective health care to medically vulnerable and underserved people in the U.S.

Health Center Week sets aside three days to focus on special populations who are often left outside of the mainstream health care system. Tuesday, August 9, 2011, was recognized as Health Care in Public Housing Day, Health Care for the Homeless Day is observed today, Wednesday, August 10th, and Farmworker Health Day will be recognized tomorrow, Thursday, August 11th.

Please click this link for a list of National Health Center Week events in Kansas.