August 18, 2008 Reported by: Murray Carpenter
Every year, thousands of migrant farm workers visit Maine to harvest blueberries, broccoli, and apples, and make wreaths. Their work is often physically demanding. Injuries and other ailments are not uncommon. But because the workers are transient, live in remote locations, and often have limited English skills, getting them health care can be a challenge. One Maine organization is dedicated solely to migrants workers’ health, and they take a mobile clinic to the workers' camps.