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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

 

 

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.

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.

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Delineation of Clinical Privileges

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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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Sample policy for reporting an incident or accident in the clinic.
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Sample policy stating that the clinic will categorize job classifications based on Risk of occupational exposure.
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Sample policy stating that the clinic will ensure that all laundry is properly handled and cleaned thoroughly.
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Sample policy stating that the clinic will maintain a current procedural list where employees are at risk of occupational exposure.
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Sample policy stating that the clinic will follow universal precautions as required by OSHA and provide staff with the necessary Personal Protective Equipment to safely perform job duties.
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Sample policy stating that the clinic will comply with the relevant State Right To Know Program by educating its employees on the impact of chemicals used within the work place.
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