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Webinar | Clinicians Sowing Seeds in Kansas: Providing Care for Vulnerable Populations Working in Agriculture

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MCN webinar clinicians sowing seeds in kansas

DATE: February 21, 2017

SPEAKERS: Ed Zuroweste, MD

 

 

 

Continuing Education Credit

To receive CME* or CNE credit after viewing this webinar, you must:

  • Complete the Participant Evaluation associated with this webinar
  • Send an email with your first and last name stating which webinar you completed to contedu@migrantclinician.org

 

Description

Agriculture is also one of the most dangerous industries in the United States. For vulnerable populations working in agriculture, their lack of training, poor safety precautions, regulatory exclusions, lack of health insurance, language barriers, piece-rate pay, immigration status, and geographical and cultural isolation can put these workers at increased risk for occupationally related injuries and illnesses and chronic sequelae. Exposure to pesticides and other contaminants is a particular concern to agricultural workers and their families. This continuing education training will discuss health risks facing immigrant and migrant agricultural workers and their families as a result of their working conditions and environment, with a particular focus on Kansas. It will also highlight best practices and resources for the incorporation of environmental and occupational health in the practice setting, showcasing successful initiatives in primary care settings. Participants will explore the importance of and become familiar with the methods to integrate environmental and occupational health into the practice setting from the clinical perspective as well as consider these issues within the framework of social determinants of health.

 

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This material was produced, in part, under Assistance Agreement No. X883487601 awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It has not been formally reviewed by EPA. EPA does not endorse any products or commercial services mentioned in this product.

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