Outreach is a critical function of health centers serving underserved populations. In 2000, Health Outreach Partners (HOP) developed its Farmworker Outreach Program Guidelines based on 30 years of experience providing direct outreach services to migrant and seasonal farmworkers. In 2012, HOP collaborated with AAPCHO, three other national partner organizations (the National Association of Community Health Centers, National Health Care for the Homeless Council, and Migrant Health Promotion), and an Advisory Panel made up of representatives from community health centers and other support organizations across the country to update and expand on those guidelines, creating the current National Outreach Guidelines for Underserved Populations.

These Guidelines and accompanying strategies are intended to provide direction for how to most effectively use outreach to increase access to and utilization of comprehensive primary health care services in underserved communities.

For more information, download the Executive Summary here. To download the complete guidelines, go to: http://outreach-partners.org/resources/nationaloutreachguidelines.

To learn more about how to access technical assistance resources, contact June Kim (AAPCHO) at jkim@aapcho.org or Kristen Stoimenoff (HOP) at kristen@outreach-partners.org.

Download: National-Outreach-Guidelines_Executive-Summary.pdf

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