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Aging Migrants

For more than 40 years, health centers in the United States have delivered comprehensive, high-quality primary health care to patients regardless of their ability to pay. During that time, health center grantees have established a tradition of providing care for people underserved by America’s health care system: the poor, uninsured, and homeless; minorities; migrant and seasonal farm workers; public housing residents; and people with limited English proficiency.

Federal support for entities that would later be called health centers began in 1962 with passage of the Migrant Health Act, which funded medical and support services for migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their family members. Read More.