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This colorful bilingual comic addresses workers' compensation and immigrant dairy farm workers’ rights and responsibilities. It tells the story of a Mexican dairy farm worker who is injured on the job and the steps he and his employer take to make sure he receives his benefits, and the farm improves its safety. 

Cover page of Cuidate comic

¡Cuídate! is an educational resource on the prevention of musculoskeletal injuries at work. This comic is in Spanish, English and Haitian Creole.

Pesticides Nearby.. but staying healthy comic


This pesticide comic book targets migrant and seasonal farmworker families to educate parents about children's risks to pesticide exposure and ways to minimize these risks. The latest edition is currently only available Spanish though we are working on releasing an updated version of the comic in English.

We are currently "sold out" of our printed pesticide comic book. We are looking for additional funding. In the meantime, please download an e-copy.

Lo Que Bien Empieza

MCN Spanish educational comic book that addresses pesticide exposure in women of reproductive age. LO QUE BIEN EMPIEZA...BIEN ACABA: Consejos para las mujeres para prevenir daños a la salud y a sus bebés causados por pesticidas.

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A Little Bit of Poison - comic book cover

This Community Health Worker manual (English/Spanish) offers information about health risks from pesticide exposure and ways to lessen these risks. It includes useful information and tips to successfully work in the community. 

2021 Guía del proveedor de servicios de salud para enfermedades relacionadas con el calor

Los trabajadores agrícolas corren un riesgo importante de sufrir estrés por calor. El estrés por calor se produce cuando el cuerpo no puede deshacerse del exceso de calor y su temperatura central aumenta. El estrés por calor puede dar lugar a enfermedades más graves relacionadas con el calor, como el agotamiento por calor, los calambres por calor, el golpe de calor e incluso la muerte, si no se trata. El trabajo agrícola, que requiere la realización de un trabajo físicamente exigente durante largas horas en un clima caluroso y a veces húmedo, pone a los trabajadores en alto riesgo.

Esta guía proporciona información a los proveedores de servicios de salud sobre la prevención y el tratamiento de las enfermedades relacionadas con el calor. Dado que los trabajadores pueden no estar familiarizados con todos los síntomas del estrés por calor, es importante que los proveedores de servicios de salud hablen con los trabajadores agrícolas y otras personas en riesgo sobre los síntomas de las enfermedades relacionadas con el calor y su prevención.

 


This joint FJ and MCN publication was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of awards totaling $1,949,598 with 0% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HHS.gov.

2021 Heat Related illness Clinicians Guide

Agricultural workers are at significant risk for heat stress. Heat stress results when the body cannot get rid of excess heat and its core temperature rises.  Heat stress may lead to more severe heat illness including heat exhaustion, heat cramps, heat stroke, and even death if left untreated.  Agricultural work, which requires performing physically demanding work for long hours in hot and sometimes humid weather, places workers at high risk.

This guide provides information to clinicians on the prevention and treatment of heat-related illness. Since workers may not be familiar with all of the symptoms of heat stress, it is important that clinicians discuss heat illness symptoms and prevention with agricultural workers and others who are at risk.

 


This joint FJ and MCN publication was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of awards totaling $1,949,598 with 0% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HHS.gov.

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2021 Heat Related illness Clinicians Guide

Agricultural workers are at significant risk for heat stress. Heat stress results when the body cannot get rid of excess heat and its core temperature rises.  Heat stress may lead to more severe heat illness including heat exhaustion, heat cramps, heat stroke, and even death if left untreated.  Agricultural work, which requires performing physically demanding work for long hours in hot and sometimes humid weather, places workers at high risk.

This guide provides information to clinicians on the prevention and treatment of heat-related illness. Since workers may not be familiar with all of the symptoms of heat stress, it is important that clinicians discuss heat illness symptoms and prevention with agricultural workers and others who are at risk.

 


This joint FJ and MCN publication was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of awards totaling $1,949,598 with 0% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HHS.gov.

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Normas de protección

Worker Protection Standard Pesticide Safety Training Curriculum - Culturally and linguistically appropriate curriculum with supporting resources for training workers on the revised Worker Protection Standard. Developed by the Florida State University PISCA Project and Migrant Clinicians Network.

Application Deadline: 04/15/2018 at 5 pm CST

The Underserved Occupational Populations Section of ACOEM is sponsoring one $1,000 scholarship to qualified residents and medical students interested in making significant contributions to the field of underserved occupational medicine.The scholarship was established in honor of Joseph A. Fortuna, MD, FACOEM who founded the Underserved Occupational Populations Section of ACOEM and who was a tireless supporter of underserved workers and their families.

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MCN Webinar Despues de la tormenta - salud y seguridad de los trabajadores

FECHA: 11 de Octubre de 2017 @ 1 PM (ET)

PRESENTADORES: 

  • Alma R. Galván, MHC, Migrant Clinicians Network
  • Richard Rabin, MassCOSH
  • Rossana Coto-Batres, MSW, Northeast New York Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (NENYCOSH)

 

 

Crédito de educación continua

Para recibir credito de Trabajador/a de Salud Comunitaria o Educacion de Continua de Enfermera después de ver alguno de estos seminarios usted debe hacer lo siguiente:

  • Completar la evaluación participante asociado a cada webinar
  • Enviar un correo electrónico con su nombre y apellido indicando que ha completado a malvarado@migrantclinician.org

 

Descripción

Conforme las familias regresan a sus hogares en Houston, una vez que las inundaciones causadas por los Huracanes Irma y María se van retirando, esto se convierte en una carrera contra el tiempo. Un olor sofocante llena los cuartos de las casas, los charcos permanecen en los pasillos, y el moho se multiplica rápidamente. En cuestión de días, los patios ensopados de los vecinos se convierten en tiraderos de basura, conforme los trabajadores empiezan a quitar de las casas las paredes con moho, los pisos y los cielos destruidos, así como los muebles dañados. En este proceso, los trabajadores y muchos residentes se exponen al agua contaminada con químicos y basura, materiales de construcción peligros y alimañas dañinas. Pero hay otros riesgos adicionales, estructuras inestables y posibles intoxicaciones por monóxido de carbono de los generadores que trabajan incansablemente en espacios con poca ventilación. La exposición a asbestos, sílice y plomo son también peligros comunes para estos trabajadores.

Katrina, Sandy, Harvey, Irma y ahora Maria: son nombres de tormentas que nos indican las diferentes comunidades que terminaron bajo el agua, pero muchas de las historias emanadas de ellas, sobre la limpieza -- y los peligros involucrados-- son las mismas. Con resiliencia y determinación, las comunidades se tratan de reconstruir, pero la reconstrucción necesita una fuerza de trabajo inmediata, lista para este trabajo peligroso y extenuante.

Las operaciones de recuperación después del desastre, limpieza y reconstrucción presentan muchos riesgos y peligros para los trabajadores. Muchos de ellos realizan este trabajo sin el equipo de seguridad o el entrenamiento de mitigación de peligros adecuado.

En la recuperación de una supertormenta, ¿cuáles son las vulnerabilidades que los trabajadores enfrentan y qué significa eso para la seguridad y la salud del trabajador? Las siguientes preguntas surgen para los proveedores y trabajadores de salud comunitarios que cuidan y se preocupan por estos trabajadores: ¿cuáles son los puntos claves que necesitamos entender para poder cuidar de aquellos involucrados en estos esfuerzos de limpieza y reconstrucción? y ¿qué podemos hacer para que ellos mismos prevengan las lesiones y las enfermedades?

Este seminario en línea recupera experiencias obtenidas de desastres naturales anteriores y ofrece recursos que le pueden guiar en su trabajo. Ofreceremos casos reales para ilustrar los peligros y revisaremos formas en que los trabajadores se pueden proteger a sí mismos, incluyendo el entendimiento de sus derechos y responsabilidades.

 

Objetivos de aprendizaje

  1. Los participantes identificarán los peligros más comunes y críticos que los trabajadores y residentes encuentras cuando se involucran en la demolicion y reconstruccion despues de un desastre.
  2. Los participantes articularán las mejores estrategias para educar a los trabajadores y residentes sobre como prevenir lesiones y enfermedades durante las actividades de limpieza y reconstrucción después de huracanes y supertormentas. 
  3. Los participantes enlistarán al menos tres recursos que pueden usar para guiar a los trabajadores y residentes durante la demolición y reconstrucción después de un desastre. 

 

Este proyecto cuenta con el apoyo de la Administración de Recursos y Servicios de Salud (HRSA) del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de los Estados Unidos bajo el acuerdo de cooperación número U30CS09742, Asistencia Técnica a Centros de Salud Comunitarios y Migrantes y Personas sin Hogar por $ 1,094,709.00 con 0% del total Proyecto NCA financiado con fuentes no federales. Esta información o contenido y las conclusiones son las del autor y no deben ser interpretadas como la posición o política oficial de, ni cualquier endosos deben ser inferidos por HRSA, HHS o el Gobierno de los Estados Unidos.

Offers basic screening questions, common occupations and ailments associated with them, as well as recommended treatment. Also includes sample letters from clinicians to employers for restricted work.

 

Safety and Health Practices
for Nail Salon Workers

Safety and Health Practicesfor Nail Salon Workers and a Training Guide for Nail Salon Worker Safety and Health Outreach Program

 

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MCN webinar It’s your right to know! Helping Community Health Workers Promote Chemical Safety on the Job

DATE: May 24, 2017, 1 pm (ET)

SPEAKERS: Juliana Simmons, MSPH, CHES

 

 

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

​José Navarro was excited for his new career after landing a job in the poultry industry. After five years on the job, 37 year-old Navarro began coughing up blood. He died soon after when his lungs and kidneys failed. His death triggered a federal investigation raising questions about the health risks associated with the use of toxic chemicals in poultry plants.

Millions of workers are exposed to chemicals everyday on the job. All workers have the right to know about the chemicals they work with and community health workers can be an important source of information and support for workers. This workshop will teach community health workers how to explain what happens when someone is exposed to chemicals and how workers can best protect themselves

 

Learning Objectives

  1. Recognize how workers become exposed to chemicals and illnesses
  2. Describe basic safety practices when working around chemicals
  3. Understand the role of community health workers in identifying and preventing work related illnesses and hazards

 

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under cooperative agreement number U30CS09742, Technical Assistance to Community and Migrant Health Centers and Homeless for $1,094,709.00 with 0% of the total NCA project financed with non-federal sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Tomato Workers Health Guide

 

Available in English and Spanish!

 

Created by MCN, medical student Rachel Kelley of UCSF, and collaborators at East Tennessee State University, this guide is intended to be a reference for health care providers who work with people employed in the U.S. tomato industry. It aims to prepare providers with a more detailed understanding of hazards, health issues, and work processes associated with different tomato industry jobs.

This guide draws on published research, experienced health professionals’ advice, and information gathered from interviews and focus groups conducted with 36 tomato workers from diverse backgrounds and 14 community leaders familiar with tomato workers’ health in multiple states. It is important to note that health and safety conditions at any particular farm or company may vary from what is described here. Furthermore, individual workers may experience the same set of conditions differently.

The first section of the guide focuses on health hazards and health conditions commonly encountered in tomato production. The second section consists of detailed descriptions and illustrations of different tomato production tasks. The third section covers “human resources” information and policies that apply to U.S. agricultural workers generally. The appendices contain a Spanish-English glossary, further detail about different types of pesticides, information about agricultural occupational health policies and regulation, and a list of resources and readings.

mcn comic book working with farm animals

Libro cómic educativo bilingüe sobre cómo prevenir las enfermedades zoonóticas. Desarrollado por MCN en colaboración con la Universidad Estatal de Ohio.

MCN Webinar Examining Asthma at Work

 

DATE RECORDED: September 14, 2016 at 1 pm ET

PRESENTED BY: Robert Harrison, M.D., M.P.H.

 

 

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

Ricardo is a 35 year old man from Oaxaca, Mexico who mixes flour and other ingredients to make pizza at a local restaurant. In the last five years he has experienced progressive wheezing, cough and shortness of breath at work. Laboratory testing suggests new-onset asthma caused by flour dust. Ricardo is unable to return to his job and has filed for workers compensation.

This is an important issue for all workers, but especially for vulnerable workers who may work in industries with conditions that exacerbate asthma symptoms. This includes janitorial workers, farmworkers, and those working in meat processing plants. An estimated 40% of adults with asthma report that work has caused or aggravated the condition, yet only 28% have discussed their concerns about work with their doctor. Health care providers should be aware of the approaches to diagnosis, treatment and prevention of this condition. This interactive webinar will use case studies to discuss the link between work and asthma. It will also equip clinicians with the tools necessary to identify and manage work-related asthma with a particular emphasis on vulnerable workers and strategies for mitigating their unique challenges.

Learning Objectives
  1. Understand the link between asthma and the work environment
  2. Identify strategies for recognizing and managing work-related asthma
  3. Familiarize yourself with the clinical resources related to work-related asthma
Further Reading

This material will be produced under grant number SH-27640-15-60-F-48-SH5 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It will not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

MCN Webinar Examining Asthma at Work

 

DATE RECORDED: September 14, 2016 at 1 pm ET

PRESENTED BY: Robert Harrison, M.D., M.P.H.

 

  • Recorded Webinar
  • Participant Evaluation
  • Presentation Slides (PDF)

 

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

Ricardo is a 35 year old man from Oaxaca, Mexico who mixes flour and other ingredients to make pizza at a local restaurant. In the last five years he has experienced progressive wheezing, cough and shortness of breath at work. Laboratory testing suggests new-onset asthma caused by flour dust. Ricardo is unable to return to his job and has filed for workers compensation.

This is an important issue for all workers, but especially for vulnerable workers who may work in industries with conditions that exacerbate asthma symptoms. This includes janitorial workers, farmworkers, and those working in meat processing plants. An estimated 40% of adults with asthma report that work has caused or aggravated the condition, yet only 28% have discussed their concerns about work with their doctor. Health care providers should be aware of the approaches to diagnosis, treatment and prevention of this condition. This interactive webinar will use case studies to discuss the link between work and asthma. It will also equip clinicians with the tools necessary to identify and manage work-related asthma with a particular emphasis on vulnerable workers and strategies for mitigating their unique challenges.

Learning Objectives
  1. Understand the link between asthma and the work environment
  2. Identify strategies for recognizing and managing work-related asthma
  3. Familiarize yourself with the clinical resources related to work-related asthma
Further Reading
  • Coming soon

This material will be produced under grant number SH-27640-15-60-F-48-SH5 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It will not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

MCN

 

DATE RECORDED: August 17, 2016 at 1 pm ET

PRESENTED BY: Amy Liebman, MPA, MA and Wilson Augustave, member of MCN’s Board of Directors and Senior HIV Case Manager at Finger Lakes Community Health

 

 

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

Milton “Tito” Rafael Barreto Hernandez was 22 years old when he died. He was killed when he was pulled into a machine at the concrete crushing facility where he worked.  This work-related death could have been prevented and would likely never have happened had the right safety procedures been followed.  Low-wage workers like Tito often work in dangerous jobs and immigrants are more likely to die or get hurt at work.  In spite of dangers on the job, all workers have the right to a safe and healthy workplace. This training for community health workers will equip you with the knowledge you need to empower people to advocate for their rights on the job. Additionally, participants will come to understand how to seek help in case of a dangerous work environment and to be familiar with resources to assist workers.   

Learning Objectives
  1. Identify worker safety and health rights and responsibilities in the United States
    Describe the role of government agencies in protecting workers
    Recognize resources to assist workers in addressing workplace hazards
    Identify worker safety and health rights and responsibilities in the United States
  2. Describe the role of government agencies in protecting workers
  3. Recognize resources to assist workers in addressing workplace hazards
Further Reading

This material will be produced under grant number SH-27640-15-60-F-48-SH5 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It will not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

MCN Clinician Guides

MCN and Farmworker Justice offer these guides to assist clinicians in understanding farmworker health and safety regulations. OSHA’s Field Sanitation Standard; EPA's Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA); EPA's  Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA); EPA’s Worker Protection Standard (WPS).

MCN Clinician Guides

 

MCN y Farmworker Justice ofrecen estas guías para ayudar a los médicos en la comprensión de regulaciones de salud y seguridad de los  campesinos.  Información de los Estándares  de Saneamiento de  la Administración de Seguridad y Salud Ocupacional (OSHA) para los campos; la  Ley Federal de Insecticidas, Fungicidas y Rodenticidas (FIFRA) regulado por la Agencia de Protección Ambiental (EPA); la Ley de la Protección de la Calidad de los Alimentos (FQPA) también regulado por el EPA; y el estándar de protección del trabajador (WPS) establecido por el  EPA.

MCN y Farmworker Justice ofrecen estas guías para ayudar a los médicos en la comprensión de regulaciones de salud y seguridad de los campesinos.  Información de los Estándares  de Saneamiento de  la Administración de Seguridad y Salud Ocupacional (OSHA) para los campos; la  Ley Federal de Insecticidas, Fungicidas y Rodenticidas (FIFRA) regulado por la Agencia de Protección Ambiental (EPA); la Ley de la Protección de la Calidad de los Alimentos (FQPA) también regulado por el EPA; y el estándar de protección del trabajador (WPS) establecido por el EPA.

 

MCN Clinician Guides

MCN and Farmworker Justice offer these guides to assist clinicians in understanding farmworker health and safety regulations. OSHA’s Field Sanitation Standard; EPA's Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA); EPA's  Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA); EPA’s Worker Protection Standard (WPS).

MCN

 

DATE RECORDED: June 22, 2016

PRESENTED BY: Kerry Brennan

 

 

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

José Navarro was excited for his new career after landing a job in the poultry industry. After five years on the job, 37 year-old Navarro began coughing up blood. He died soon after when his lungs and kidneys failed. His death triggered a federal investigation raising questions about the health risks associated with the use of toxic chemicals in poultry plants.

Millions of workers are exposed to chemicals everyday on the job. All workers have the right to know about the chemicals they work with and community health workers can be an important source of information and support for workers. This workshop will teach community health workers how to explain what happens when someone is exposed to chemicals and how workers can best protect themselves

Learning Objectives
  1. Recognize how workers become exposed to chemicals and illnesses
  2. Describe basic safety practices when working around chemicals
  3. Understand the role of community health workers in identifying and preventing work related illnesses and hazards
Further Reading

This material will be produced under grant number SH-27640-15-60-F-48-SH5 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It will not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

la violencia domestica

 

FECHA DE GRABACION: 29 de Junio de 2016

Oradora: Victoria Adela Breckwich Vásquez, DrPH, MPH, MA and Ricardo Garay

 

 

Crédito de educación continua

Para recibir credito de Trabajador/a de Salud Comunitaria o Educacion de Continua de Enfermera después de ver alguno de estos seminarios usted debe hacer lo siguiente:

  • Completar la evaluación participante asociado a cada webinar
  • Enviar un correo electrónico con su nombre y apellido indicando que ha completado a contedu@migrantclinician.org
Descripción

Este seminario analizará la intersección de la violencia doméstica y la violencia sexual en el trabajo, con los determinantes sociales de la salud en las comunidades de migrantes. La sesión está dirigida a trabajadores de salud comunitaria / promotores y equipos médicos que se encuentran con problemas de violencia sexual y de pareja en sus prácticas. Los participantes también aprenderán sobre Migrante Los médicos de la Red de Hombres Unidos Contra la Violencia Familiar, un programa de estudios de cinco sesiones que tiene como objetivo equipar y movilizar a los latinos migrantes para detener y prevenir la violencia sexual y de pareja en sus propias comunidades.

Objetivos de aprendizaje
  1. Aprender el papel desempeñado por los determinantes sociales de la violencia sexual en el trabajo y la violencia doméstica.
  2. Identificar los dos tipos de violencia sexual que puede ocurrir en el trabajo.
  3. Aprende el impacto de la violencia sexual en el trabajo y la violencia doméstica y la forma de prevenirlos.
  4. Obtener información acerca de Hombres Unidos, el programa de prevención primaria dirigida a Migrantes de red en la comunidad latina.
Lectura Adicional

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MCN

 

DATE RECORDED: June 15, 2016

PRESENTED BY: Dra. Maura Patricia García Castillo, MD, MPH

 

Continuing Education Credit

To receive CNE or CHW (for Texas) 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

This webinar will provide an in-depth look at social determinants of health, cardiovascular disease risk factors, and the interactions between the two.  Social determinants, including economic stability, access to education, access to healthy natural environments, and socioeconomic conditions like high levels of poverty in the community, are associated with early-onset cardiovascular disease. The webinar will also address the most common cardiovascular conditions among underserved populations.

Learning Objectives
  1. Understand the social determinants of health
  2. Recognize cardiovascular diseases and their risk factors
  3. Understand how the social determinants of health influence cardiovascular disease risk factors
  4. Learn strategies for prevention and intervention to limit the impact of these social determinants
Further Reading

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MCN

 

FECHA DE GRABACION: 15 de Junio de 2016

Oradora: Dra. Maura Patricia García Castillo, MD, MPH

 

Crédito de educación continua

Para recibir credito de Trabajador/a de Salud Comunitaria o Educacion de Continua de Enfermera después de ver alguno de estos seminarios usted debe hacer lo siguiente:

  • Completar la evaluación participante asociado a cada webinar
  • Enviar un correo electrónico con su nombre y apellido indicando que ha completado a contedu@migrantclinician.org
Descripción

Este seminario ofrecerá una mirada en profundidad a los determinantes sociales de la salud, factores de riesgo de enfermedades cardiovasculares, y las interacciones entre los dos. Los determinantes sociales, como la estabilidad económica, el acceso a la educación, el acceso a entornos naturales sanos, y las condiciones socioeconómicas como altos niveles de pobreza en la comunidad, están asociados con la enfermedad cardiovascular temprana. El seminario abordará también las condiciones cardiovasculares más comunes entre las poblaciones marginadas.

Objetivos de aprendizaje
  1. Comprender los determinantes sociales de la salud
  2. Reconocer las enfermedades cardiovasculares y sus factores de riesgo
  3. Entender cómo los determinantes sociales de la salud influyen factores de riesgo de enfermedad cardiovascular.
  4. Aprender estrategias de prevención e intervención para limitar el impacto de estos determinantes sociales.
Lectura Adicional

MCN

 

 

DATE RECORDED: June 8, 2016

PRESENTED BY: Juliana Simmons, MSPH, CHES

 

 

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

It was 95 degrees when Maria Jimenez, 17 years old, collapsed from heat exhaustion at a farm in California. She died two days later. Each year, nearly 30 workers die from heat-related illness in the United States. Outdoor work in labor-intensive industries poses serious risks for workers, but heat-related illness can be easily prevented.

This workshop will help community health workers recognize and prevent heat-related illness among at-risk workers. Case studies will show how to recognize the symptoms and health effects of heat-related illness. Participants in this workshop will receive resources for preventing heat-related illness.

Learning Objectives
  1. Recognize symptoms of heat-related illness and how to respond
  2. Identify steps workers can take to prevent heat-related illness
  3. Review employer and worker rights and responsibilities related to heat stress
  4. Become familiar with heat stress prevention resources
Further Reading

This material will be produced under grant number SH-27640-15-60-F-48-SH5 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It will not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.