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The Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health is offering a unique opportunity for Pennsylvanians to attend the 2014 East Coast Migrant Stream Forum, October 23-25 in Pittsburgh, PA. This East Coast Migrant Stream Forum is the oldest annual conference dedicated to improving health outcomes and healthcare delivery to migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families on the East Coast.
MCN's Medical Director, Ed Zuroweste, is an author on this just published manual from the World Health Organization. This work was developed when he was detailed to the WHO for four months in 2010. IMAI District Clinician Manual: Hospital Care for Adolescents and Adults is written for clinicians working at the district hospital who diagnose and manage sick adolescents and adults in resource-constrained settings.
Safe, decent, and affordable farmworker housing fosters good health and wellbeing for farmworkers. It encourages farmworkers to stay in Washington and continue working in agriculture, providing a stable work force for the agriculture industry. Farmworkers provide the necessary labor needed to keep Washington’s state’s agriculture industry thriving, yet farmworkers earn wages so low they can’t afford safe and decent housing or even the very food they harvest.
Please take a moment to read MCN's Advocacy Statement on Children Crossing the Border. MCN holds the position that immigrant children fleeing violence in their home countries must receive priority consideration for their safety and health. We have provided several links with additional resources on this issue.
For the fourth consecutive year, OSHA has announced the launch of its annual Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers. It is aimed at raising awareness and educating workers and employers about the potential damage to work in a hot climate, providing resources and guidance to address these hazards. Workers who are at particularly high risk are those who work in industries that develop outdoors, such as agriculture, construction, landscaping and transportation.
The 15th annual National Women’s Health Week kicks off on Mother's Day, May 11, and is celebrated until May 17, 2014. Led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health, National Women's Health Week empowers women to make their health a priority. National Women’s Health Week also serves as a time to help women understand what it means to be well.
It is an exciting time to become an NHSC-approved site! For a list of benefits visit National Health Service Corps! The cycle is now open to those who have never been approved as an NHSC site. All completed applications must be submitted by June 16, 2014, at 11:59 pm, ET to be considered for an award.
New bilingual resource available April 2014! In print and online!