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Oak Orchard Health receives nearly $900K grant for programs to help migrant, seasonal workers

Posted 1 July 2019 at 2:22 pm

Press Release, Oak Orchard Health

BROCKPORT – Oak Orchard Health has been awarded $887,120 by the New York Department of Health to help improve the health status of migrant and seasonal workers and their families. This grant will fund the services Oak Orchard provides to migrant and seasonal farmworkers in the Monroe, Genesee, Orleans, Niagara and Wyoming counties.

Oak Orchard provides a model of care that integrates patient-centered medical, dental, vision and behavioral health care services – treating the whole patient and focusing on patient education. Oak Orchard believes that offering education to migrant seasonal farmworkers and their families can help prevent chronic diseases and workplace-related injuries and illnesses.

Additionally, the organization will be able to provide personal protective equipment to the migrant and seasonal farmworkers, as well as being able to treat in the camps where the farmworkers live.

These workers will be referred to an Oak Orchard Health center if more comprehensive care is needed, but this grant helps to eliminate the barriers of transportation and lack of time off work to provide the patient with health care.

Oak Orchard is based in Brockport and has centers in Albion, Lyndonville, Hornell and Warsaw.

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