Part 6 of the 7 webinar series: Clinician Orientation to Migration Health
DATE: presented live on July 17th, 2013
PRESENTED BY: Candace Kugel, FNP, CNM, Specialist in Clinical Systems & Women's Health and Melissa Bailey, Executive Director of North Carolina Field, Inc.
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Any prenatal patient who may move out of your area before giving birth is eligible to be enrolled in the Health Network. MCN will provide care coordination throughout the course of her pregnancy, until her postpartum visit is completed, to help ensure that there are no gaps in her health care. 512-327-2017 or 800-825-8205.
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Historically, the field of women's health consisted of issues surrounding reproduction and childbirth. However, increasingly, the health care community has come to see women as a distinct patient group that has unique health concerns over a lifetime. Migrant farmworker women experience unique risks during pregnancy and otherwise, due to the physical demands, environmental exposures and other circumstances of their lives. The provision of healthcare services to migrant women presents distinctive challenges for both clinicians and organizations. MCN’s Candace Kugel, CRNP, CNM, and Melissa Bailey, Executive Director of NC FIELD, Inc., both with many years of experience with this population will discuss the problems, solutions and rewards of working with migrant women, through case illustrations and review of resources.
After taking this webinar:
- Participants will be able to identify at least 2 health risks unique to women farmworkers and the impact of those challenges on work, nutrition and health.
- Participants will be able to describe environmental and occupational health exposures relevant to farmworker women of reproductive age.
- Case studies will 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.
Candace Kugel, FNP, CNM, Specialist in Clinical Systems & Women's Health, Migrant Clinicians Network
Candace Kugel is a Family Nurse Practitioner and Certified Nurse-Midwife with over twenty years of experience in health care for the underserved. She has worked in various clinical settings, including family planning, migrant health, community health center, and private practice. She has worked almost exclusively in rural settings.
Candace has also been active in aspects of health care other than direct patient services. She has served as a clinical instructor for nurse practitioner, nurse-midwife, nursing, and medical students, and currently has faculty appointments with the University of Cincinnati and Penn State University’s Schools of Nursing. She has worked in program development in various arenas, including co-founding a “Stork’s Store” prenatal incentive program, initiating a natural family planning education program, and teaching childbirth education classes.
Melissa Bailey, Executive Director of North Carolina Field, Inc.
Melissa Bailey is a native of southern West Virginia. She has worked in North Carolina migrant education programs since 2001. In 2010 AFOP’s Children in the Fields Campaign assisted community workers with forming the nonprofit NC FIELD. This effort aimed to establish an organizational empowerment and advocacy model to build capacity in farmworker communities, particularly among child laborers in agriculture. In 2012 Melissa became the Executive Director of NC FIELD.
She has presented to local, state, and national stakeholders; assisted media; has worked as a research assistant on farmworker studies; assisted with organizational development and the leadership training of child farmworkers, and is a successful field organizer, consultant, and project manager. Melissa holds a certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University, among other certifications related to the delivery of supplemental education services and data.
In her spare time Melissa enjoys reading, writing, gardening, and spending time with loved ones.