Migrant Clinicians Network has designed the series Essential Clinical Issues in Migration Health for new as well as seasoned clinicians who are interested in understanding more about the migrant population. The series is divided into six webinars which cover a wide breadth of knowledge and skills to help clinicians provide quality care to one of the most difficult to reach populations in the United States.
Each module consists of a 1-hour webinar presented by experts in the field of migration health. Accompanying the webinars are links and resources for those who want even more in-depth information about the topic. Each presenter has many years of experience in migration health and brings the very best in cutting-edge skills and knowledge to this effort. Emphasis is placed on practical solutions to the difficulties that arise at the intersection of migration, poverty and health.
Each module is accredited for an hour of Continuing Nursing or Continuing Medical Education. If you enroll for the entire series you will receive 6 full hours of
free continuing education.
The following provides more detail about each module in the Essential Clinical Issues in Migration Health:
1: STRUCTURAL COMPETENCIES IN MIGRATION HEALTH DATE RECORDED: March 19 th, 2014 Resource Page (Recording & Slides)
PRESENTED BY: Deliana Garcia, MA, International Research and Development, Migrant Clinicians Network
Over the last 20 years, considerable attention has been paid in the clinical setting to cultural competency- the ability to mitigate against the effects of the sociocultural differences between clinicians and patients and to take into account how culture affects the symptoms presented or the patients’ attitude about health care. More recently, scholars and clinicians have encouraged those in practice or health professions training to focus not only on the behaviors and beliefs of cultural groups but more importantly to consider the structural determinants, prejudices, injustices and blind spots, the “pathologies of social systems” that affect health outcomes and the stigma experienced by patients. The session will introduce participants to the broad framework of structural competency and the five core structural competencies.
Identify the structures that shape clinical interactions; Discuss the means of developing an extra-clinical language of structure; Rearticulate “cultural” formulations in structural terms; Explain the process of observing and imagining structural interventions; and Describe the concept of structural humility.
April 2nd, 2014
2: A MEANINGFUL APPROACH TO CLINICAL QUALITY IMPROVEMENT DATE RECORDED: April 2nd, 2014 Resource Page (Recording & Slides)
PRESENTED BY: Hans Dethlefs, MD and Ed Zuroweste, MD
At their best, clinical core measures serve as an important window to examine the impact and quality of care being delivered at health centers. However, without an effective system in place clinical core measures can require a great deal of time and effort without yielding important quality improvement. This session will examine both short and long term strategies health centers can employ to make the best use out of the clinical core measures to improve care for patients. Drs Zuroweste and Dethlefs will examine the building blocks health centers need for an effective quality improvement system. Through a series of case studies, this session will explore the role of clinical leadership, technology and strategies for building a short and long term quality infrastructure that works.
Identify common pitfalls health centers encounter related to the clinical core measures. Discuss strategies for assessing a health center’s current capacity to engage in meaningful quality improvement. Through case studies, evaluate different approaches to clinical quality improvement using the clinical core measures.
April 23rd, 2014
3: TEN TIPS FOR CLINICAL OPERATIONAL REVIEWS Presented live on April 23rd, 2014 Register
PRESENTED BY: Jennie McLaurin, MD
There are 19 formal program requirements for Federally Qualified Health Centers and failure to meet them results in grant conditions and other possible operational restrictions. Program requirements cover fiscal, clinical, administrative and governance issues. Although about half of the requirements include clinical components, reviewers often find that health center clinicians are unaware of the program requirements and may have had little training in how to ensure they are implemented. This session will review the clinical aspects of the program requirements, consider criteria used in assessing them on site, share common performance improvement recommendations, and discuss mechanisms for greater clinician input into achieving and sustaining requirements within a center.
Identify the 19 program requirements by clinical, administrative, fiscal and governance components. Associate clinical performance requirements with health center process improvement strategies. Learn a tool for linking program requirements with clinical performance measures, PCMH criteria, meaningful use expectations and needs assessments of special populations.
May 14th, 2014
4: HEALTH CARE FOR MIGRANT WOMEN: TAKING IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL Presented live on May 14th, 2014 Register
PRESENTED BY: Candace Kugel, FNP, CNM and Megan Danielson, CNM
Migrant women face significant disparities with an additional layer of complexity and require different intervention strategies. Among them are reproductive health, pregnancy and childbirth, sexual and intimate partner violence, and cancers that disproportionately affect women, including cervical and breast cancer. Women often face environmental and occupational health exposures both in the home and in the workplace that heighten health risks. This session will provide a follow-up to the July 2013 presentation “Women’s Health at the Intersection of Poverty and Migration” that was part of our Clinician Orientation to Migration Health webinar series. During this presentation Candace Kugel, FNP, CNM, and Meagan Danielson, CNM will discuss quality improvement and health care services for migrant women. The HRSA clinical performance measures related to women’s health will be reviewed as well as resources and best practices for improving the health of migrant women.
Describe strategies to address clinical core measures that relate to women’s health . Discuss case studies that assist participants in understanding how creative collaborations and models of care can improve health outcomes for migrant women. Participants will be able to access clinical resources for working with female migrant patients.
June 5th, 2014
5: ESSENTIAL STRATEGIES TO EFFECTIVELY ADDRESS DIABETES PREVENTION WITH VULNERABLE POPULATIONS Presented live on June 5th, 2014 (Thursday) Register
PRESENTED BY: Katherine Brieger, RD and TBA
Diabetes continues to be one of the most common and challenging health condition confronting migrants and other underserved populations. It is clear that a healthy lifestyle is critical to mitigating the impact of diabetes on individuals and the population, however effective and appropriate interventions can be difficult to design. Fairhaven Community Health Center in Connecticut and Hudson River Healthcare in New York, are two health centers that have long led the way in creating culturally appropriate lifestyle programs for migrants and other underserved patients. In this session the presenters will discuss lessons learned from the development of a variety of programs for diabetics and other patients including a community garden, nutrition classes, cooking classes, weight management and strategies to encourage exercise. The session will address the clinical core measures related to nutrition and BMI and will also discuss current research test second line drug effectiveness in Type 2 DM.
Describe culturally appropriate diabetes intervention strategies Identify strategies to address clinical core competencies related to nutrition and BMI to improve quality care. Receive “take home” examples of how to incorporate effective nutrition, weight loss, exercise and other health lifestyle strategies.
June 25th, 2014
6: INTEGRATING ORAL HEALTH INTO THE PATIENT-CENTERED HEALTH HOME Presented live on June 25th, 2014 Register
PRESENTED BY: Maria Smith, MPA and TBA Health Center Dentist
The Patient-Centered Health Home is a concept being implemented through a variety of approaches including full integration, co-location, shared financing, virtual linkages and facilitated referral and follow-up. Health Homes are an important approach for helping to ensure that health center populations have access to comprehensive health care services, including dental care. This presentation will describe how oral health can be integrated into overall primary care systems to improve health care quality and outcomes of the patients we serve, by illustrating promising practices from an example health center oral health program.
Understand why medical-dental integration is a positive attribute Describe examples of medical-dental integration at the clinical level Receive “take home” examples of how to incorporate oral health into your health center’s Patient-Centered Health Home.
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