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Feb
22
Thu
2018 Western Forum for Migrant and Community Health
Feb 22 – Feb 24 all-day

2018 Western Forum for Migrant and Community Health
February 22- 24, 2018

The Western Forum for Migrant and Community Health is an annual conference bringing together health professionals from migrant and community health centers and allied organizations for the purposes of education and training, information and resource sharing, coalition building, and program and policy development.

Registration: http://www.nwrpca.org/events/event_details.asp?legacy=1&id=1013072#featured-videos/?legacy=1&id=1013072

The Silent Crisis: Addressing Fear and Discrimination in Agricultural Worker Communities
Feb 22 all-day

The Silent Crisis: Addressing Fear and Discrimination in Agricultural Worker Communities
Western Stream Forum for Migrant and Community Health

Thursday, February 22, 3:30-5pm

Recent policy changes and harmful rhetoric have created serious challenges for health centers to reach and provide care to all patients. In response, many patients, including agricultural workers and their families, choose to forgo necessary primary and preventive care services, resulting in complications to their physical, mental, and behavioral health. In the summer of 2017, Health Outreach Partners (HOP) and Northwest Regional Primary Care Association (NWRPCA), hosted a series of convenings throughout California, Washington, and Oregon. These events gathered CHWs, promotores, and other frontline staff to identify and discuss the challenges they encounter while working to support their communities, brainstorm solutions to these challenges, and exchange best practices. In this session, HOP will review key findings from the convenings, and share recommendations for how to best support all communities in accessing care during such trying times.

Feb
24
Sat
Agricultural Worker 101
Feb 24 all-day

Agricultural Worker 101
Western Stream Forum for Migrant and Community Health

Saturday, February 24, 10:30am-12pm

The Farmworker Health Network (Agricultural Worker NCA’s and NACHC) invites PCA and health center staff new to agricultural worker health to participate in Agricultural Worker Health 101. This workshop provides an overview of the U.S. agricultural worker population and their health needs, strategies to connect agricultural workers to health care, and T/TA resources available to PCAs and health centers.

Expanding the Reach of Care: Utilizing Health Education for Diabetes Prevention and Control
Feb 24 all-day

Expanding the Reach of Care: Utilizing Health Education for Diabetes Prevention and Control.
Western Stream Forum for Migrant and Community Health

Saturday, February 24, 8:30-10am

An estimated 29.1 million people have diabetes in the United States. Although a national health concern, diabetes disproportionately affects the migratory seasonal agricultural worker (MSAW) population. In this workshop, Health Outreach Partners (HOP) and MHP Salud will make the case for utilizing outreach workers and community health workers/promotores de salud to conduct diabetes health education with MSAWs. Through interactive group discussions and activities, participants will learn about the PRECEDE-PROCEED model, understand the Stages of Behavior Change, and identify specific outreach activities in diabetes prevention and control