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Upcoming Events

Migrant Clinicians Network Spanish Webinar Series
Principios de Salud PÚblica para Promotores

(Principles of Public Health for Community Health and Outreach Workers)

Migrant Clinicians Network, a UMASH partner organization, announces a new series of 10 monthly webinars, conducted entirely in Spanish.

This course will offer an overview of the issues and challenges most relevant to public health, as well as the importance of the participation of community health workers and health promoters in strengthening public health.

Participants must register individually for each webinar. Continuing education credit can be provided.

For more information, visit the MCN website


El Rol de los Promotores y Trabajadores de Salud Comunitaria en Salud Pública
(The Role of the Public Health Promoter)
Wednesday, March 18
12:00 CDT
Register Online

Los Diez Servicios Esenciales de Salud Pública 
(The Ten Essential Public Health Services)
Wednesday, April 15
12:00 CDT
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Cultura y Salud 
(Culture and Health)

Wednesday, May 13
12:00 CDT
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Evaluación de las Necesidades de La Comunidad 
(Needs Assessment Of The Community)
Wednesday, June 17
12:00 CDT
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¿Puede la gente elegir su propia salud? 
(Can people choose their own health?)
Wednesday, July 15
12:00 CDT
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El Rol de los Promotores y Trabajadores de Salud Comunitaria en la Investigación Participativa Basada en la Comunidad 
(The Role of Promoters and Community Health Workers in Community Based Participatory Research)
Wednesday, August 12
12:00 CDT
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Fortaleciendo a los Promotores de Salud o Trabajadores Communitario Utilizando Tecnología de Información
(Strengthening Health Promoters or Community Workers Using Information Technology)
Wednesday, September 16
12:00 CDT
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Los Retos Futuros de Salud Pública
(Future Challenges of Public Health)
Wednesday, October 14
12:00 CDT
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2015 Western Forum for Migrant and Community Health
February 23-25
San Diego, California

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.

Learn more and register online

"This is My World": Perspectives of Senior Farmers and Their Families on Risk and Behavior
February 25

Deborah B. Reed, PhD, MSPH, RN, FAAOHN
Distinguished Service Professor and Good Samaritan Endowed Chair
College of Nursing, University of Kentucky

At the end of the presentation participants will be able to:

1. Describe the agreement and discordance between senior farmers and their families about health and injury risk of the senior farmer.

2. Value the importance of culture and social norms in the behavior toward risks.

3. Apply the collective community voice to interventions to reduce risk and promote health among senior farmers.

Learn more and register online

Developing a Culturally Relevant and Scientifically Sound Injury Prevention Program
March 10

Deborah Helitzer, ScD
Professor, Family and Community Medicine, School of Medicine
Associate Vice Chancellor of Research Education, Health Sciences Center
University of New Mexico

Learning objectives:

1. Participants will learn a process for developing innovative injury prevention programs that are grounded on cultural and scientific principles

2. Participants will understand the Model Farmer program design and implementation procedures

3. Participants will understand the results of the research study

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National Ag Day
March 18

National Ag Day is a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture. Every year, producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and others across America join together to recognize the contributions of agriculture.

January 30 - Entries in the Ag Day Essay & Video Essay Contest
February 15 - Entries for the Charles Eastin Service Award

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38th Annual NRHA Rural Health Conference
April 14-17
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

NRHA's Annual Rural Health Conference is the nation's largest rural health conference, created for all of those with an interest in rural health care, including rural health practitioners, hospital administrators, clinic directors and lay health workers, social workers, state and federal health employees, academics, community members and more.

Learn more and register online

2015 National Farmworkers Health Conference
May 5-7
San Antonio, Texas

The National Farmworker Health Conference is the only national conference dedicated solely on the health and well-being of migrant and seasonal farmworkers. The focus of this conference will be on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Learn from your colleagues, federal officials and heath care experts of the latest policy and program priorities and how they impact service delivery.

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NOIRS 2015
May 19-21
Kingwood, West Virginia

May 19-21, 2015, many of the foremost researchers in occupational injury will convene in Kingwood, West Virginia at the Camp Dawson Training Center for the sixth National Occupational Injury Research Symposium (NOIRS 2015).

NOIRS 2015 is the sixth such symposium focusing on research for the prevention of work-related traumatic injuries. The theme is "Advancing Occupational Injury Research through Integration and Partnership." The agenda will include contributed oral presentations in concurrent sessions and poster presentations which will describe research studies, methods, and findings related to traumatic occupational injuries.

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2015 ISASH Conference
Making Ag Safety and Health the New Normal
June 21-25
Normal, Illinois

The 2014 International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health (ISASH) Conference will be held June 21-25 in Normal, Illinois. This year's theme is "Making Ag Safety and Health the New Normal".

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