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This guide is intended to support new and existing community health center program grantees in the State of California to successfully navigate through their unique and complex environment, particularly in regards to financial and operational processes at both the state and federal levels. Offered for free on the California Primary Care Association Store.

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



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

  • Complete the Participant Evaluation associated with this webinar
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​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.

The nation’s largest public health organizations are well known for making careers in public health more accessible by offering scholarships, fellowships, and grants that defray the cost of earning an undergraduate or graduate degree in public health:

  • US Department of Health and Human Services – Health Resources and Services Administration
  • American Public Health Association

What is not as well known is that there are literally dozens of scholarships available to students of public health available through state schools, private universities, professional associations, and private donors.

Not only do these organizations offer a full range of scholarship programs – from full tuition to a little extra cash – these scholarships are also less competitive than more widely known programs available at the national level. The catch is that it can be a challenge finding a less competitive program that you’re eligible for. has made it a little easier for you to find the funding you need to earn a degree in public health. We’ve put together a list of our favorite scholarship programs available to undergrads and graduate students – and to make it even easier to find a scholarship that you’re eligible for, we’ve organized the list by state.

One of the most crucial components of any public health campaign is communicating time-sensitive information to people in areas affected by public health threats. Since most public health concerns are local or regional in nature, the responsibility for getting information out to the public in a timely manner falls to state and municipal health departments.

From consumer product recalls and food safety warnings, to the latest information on infectious disease outbreaks and vaccinations, state and local health department websites serve as the best resources available for getting the information you need to keep you and your family out of harm’s way.

Whether you’re a healthcare professional looking to isolate the source of a food borne illness or a concerned parent looking to keep your child’s vaccinations current, your state and local health departments will provide you with the latest information on how to keep your family and your community healthy and safe.

The Maine Health Program is recruiting for a new year-round, full-time position as part of our Outreach Team. The Northeast Regional Coordinator (N/E RC), based in Milbridge. Please see jon description.

An updated online guide to careers in public health. The guide includes comprehensive details, career prospects, and more. 

Public Health Online includes expert-driven data and information about careers in the field, online learning options, and how students can gain valuable professional experience even before graduation. Some key features include:

-          An in-depth look at public health issues and the importance of public health education

-          A detailed examination of high-quality, available online public health degrees and specializations

-          Tips for choosing a high-quality, affordable online program that meets the student’s education and career goal

-          A public health career fit quiz


For the first time, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has released an e-book version of its Guide to Clinical Preventive Services. The e-book is compatible with many readers, including Kindle, Nook, iBook, and Kobo. The new “Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2014” is a comprehensive resource that can help primary care clinicians and patients decide together which preventive services are right for a patient’s needs. It includes all active Task Force evidence-based recommendations since 2004, including 28 new and updated recommendations since the 2012 guide, in a format meant for use at the point of patient care. It also includes information about topics in development, clinical summary tables and additional resources.

This proposal will I) provide a profile of the agricultural industry and Farmworkers in Washington State II) propose a theoretical framework to understand farmworker housing accessibility III) describe prior legislative actions to address farmworker housing IV) and propose a set of recommendations to address farmworker housing.

Delineation of Clinical Privileges

Clinical privileging defines the scope and limits of practice for individual providers. Privileges are based on evaluation of the individual’s credentials and performance. Information on this form may be released to professional organizations if needed to license or monitor professional standards of health care providers. 

This is the final webinar in a series of seven in our Clinician Orienatation to Migration Health.

DATE RECORDED: Wednesday, August 7th, 2013
PRESENTED BY: Edward Zuroweste, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Migrant Clinicians Network

To view the recorded version of this webinar, click here

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This is the first of several resources MCN is developing to aid health centers in addressing the unique healthcare needs of migrant patients within the Patient Centered Medical Home. In addition, MCN is developing tools and resources health centers can utilize as they seek PCMH recognition.

Open Access means that patients can get same-day appointments for acute care needs and rapid access to routine care needs. This resource describes what Open Access looks like for migrant patients.

NCQA Standard 1: Enhance Access and Continuity; Element A: Access During Office Hours

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This blog post from the North Carolina Medical Board discusses issues around physician burnout. The blog states: "Burnout among physicians has reached epidemic proportions since it was first described among human services workers in the 1970s. When physicians experience overload, loss of control (autonomy) and a lack of reward (perceived or real) for their contributions, their risk for emotional exhaustion, otherwise known as the burnout syndrome, is astronomical. When physicians begin the downward spiral into burnout, they no longer contribute with their leadership and motivational energy. Instead, they become needy and unintentionally sap energy away from the group. Worse, this syndrome is highly contagious and can systematically infect a whole practice or clinic by reducing meaningful contact among its individual members."

The Health Center Recruitment and Retention Review Tool is designed to support on-going recruitment and retention of qualified clinical staff at health centers funded by the Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) under section 330 of the Public Health Service Act as amended by the Health Centers Consolidation Act of 1996.

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This booklet is intended to help Community Health Centers put in place an effective and efficient workers' compensation program.

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Sample clinic policy for equipment cleaning to stop the spread of infection.
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Sample clinic policy stating that the clinic will ensure all chemical exposures are assessed and accurate treatment is given.
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These emergency evacuation procedures and assignments are designed to respond to many potential types of emergencies involving the widespread interruption of normal Center operations and evacuation/assembly of patients and staff, including fire, flood, gas leaks, chemical spills, explosions, major chemical contamination, bomb threats, tornadoes, and other civil defense emergencies.
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Sample policy stating that the clinic will orient all new employees to infection control, employee health and their individual risks.
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Sample policy stating that the clinic will comply with OSHA regulations.
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Sample policy stating the procedure for a fire emergency.
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Sample policy on handwashing for infection control.
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