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Migrant Health Study Out (Finally)

NACHC’s efforts on behalf of migrant farm workers were recently noted in an article published by the health trade Inside CMS. The story focused on the three-year delay at the Department of Health and Human Services to complete a study on migrant health: “The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) also took a lead in trying to prompt the report’s release. The group recently asked Leavitt for his ‘personal attention’ in expediting the report’s release, which the group said could prompt Congress to act and ‘help providers and policy makers at all levels identify and eliminate barriers to good health care.’ ” The NACHC letter was sent to Secretary Leavitt on December 7th. The migrant study was issued just before Christmas and is under review at NACHC.