Migrant Health

Addressing health for migrant students is essential for several reasons, as their well-being can significantly impact their educational experiences and outcomes. Some key points highlighting the importance of addressing health for migrant students include access to education, academic performance, preventing health disparities, focusing on long-term well-being, and reducing barriers to learning. 

Addressing health for migrant students is a holistic approach that recognizes the interconnectedness of health and education. It is fundamental for promoting equal opportunities, supporting academic success, and fostering the overall well-being of this diverse student population.

ESD 171 offers assistance and coordination in the following areas but is not limited to:

  • Physicals 
  • Eye Exam Screenings
  • Vision screenings using instrument-based screeners
  • Improving vision screening practices
  • Vision referrals to providers
  • Wellness
  • Health education
  • Funding preventative supplemental health services (nutrition, mental health,  medication, immunizations)
  • Training and Technical Assistance for Migrant Nurses and Record Clerks