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Migrant Health Promotion, Inc.

OMH Grant
Bilingual/Bicultural Service
Demonstration Program
Fiscal Year 2004

Migrant Health Promotion, Inc.
224 W. Michigan Ave.
Saline, MI 48176
Phone: (734) 944-0244
Fax: (734) 944-1405
Title: Informate Teen Health Program
Project Period: 9/30/04 - 9/29/07
Project Director: Amy Frank
Target Population: Hispanic/Latino Adolescents
Health Issues: HIV/AIDS and STDs, Substance Abuse, Tobacco Use

The "Infórmate Teen Health Program" addresses HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases, substance abuse, and tobacco use among migrant farmworker youth in labor camps and communities of Oceana, Newaygo, Mason, and Washtenaw Counties, Michigan. Each year, the project trains youth in the farmworker communities to become Teen Health Aides who serve as peer educators promoting healthy attitudes and behaviors, and to provide information and resources on local health services. To educate youth on preventative health services in their local areas, guest speakers cover topics such as HIV/AIDS, youth substance abuse, and smoking prevention. Teens and adults learn about health services by attending Youth Health Nights, and through referrals for services. Teen Health Aides refer their peers to appropriate health care services and resources and provide follow-up visits to ensure services were received, or to address any problems. The program's curriculum and resources are available through its website. Two bilingual newsletters for each community are created and distributed each year. Area health care providers receive information from the Teen Health Aides to increase their knowledge of the farmworker community and its cultural strengths. The Teen Health Aides also identify areas of concern for farmworker youth when using or attempting to use health services.

Content Last Modified: 10/29/2005 5:38:00 PM
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