Manatee County Migrant Education Program Receives Grant for Mobile Health Program



The School District of Manatee County’s Migrant Education Program was recently awarded a grant of $5,330 from the Cassidy Family Foundation Fund of the Manatee Community Foundation in support of Las Familias Saludables Mobile Health Program. Las Familias Saludables will provide a series of four educational events designed to reach Manatee’s migrant students and their families. Informational sessions include presentations from the Healthy Teens Coalition of Manatee County and Unidos Now. The Florida Department of Health in Manatee County will also have its mobile unit on site to conduct blood pressure checks, diabetes screenings and testing for STD/HIV and Hepatitis A, B and C. A prevention educator will be able to answer health-related questions in a more private setting and provide referrals.

Las Familias Saludables is scheduled for December 6, 4pm–6pm, during the annual Migrant Resource Fair at East Coast Migrant Head Start; December 8, 11am–2pm, during the annual Migrant Resource Fair at Tillman Elementary; January 12, 11am–1pm at Falkner Farms; and January 26, 11am–1pm at Falkner Farms.

 The Migrant Education Program currently supports 444 migrant students in grades, Kindergarten through 12.

School District of Manatee County Migrant Education Program

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