Outreach Services Help Reach Agricultural Workers and Homeless Populations
The Valley-Wide Agricultural Worker/Outreach Program strives to improve access to medical, dental and behavioral health services for migrant and seasonal agricultural workers as well as other special populations, such as the homeless population. These services are offered in the San Luis Valley and Arkansas Valley regions and also through voucher site in Burlington. This is accomplished through direct outreach to agricultural worker/homeless communities as well as collaborating with providers in Burlington who provide services.
While conducting health screenings, clients are screened for diabetes, hypertension, heart and lung conditions, skin cancer and behavioral health problems. If individuals are identified with health problems or concerns, they are referred to their provider of choice for appropriate follow up.
The outreach staff attend a variety of events such as health fairs and other events to inform communities about available services. Valley-Wide’s Heart and Eagle Mobile Medical Unit is used in communities throughout the San Luis Valley offering health screenings, Flu Vaccines, and education to anyone who would like to stop by and be checked.