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WEBINAR | It’s Hot and It’s Dangerous! A Webinar for Community Health Workers to Learn about Heat Related-Illness and How to Help Prevent It.


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DATE: June 27, 2019 @ 10am (PST) / 1pm (EST)



Heat Stress Resources


Last year, in the sweltering heat of Georgia in late June, 24-year-old Mexico native Miguel Angel Guzman Chavez collapsed while picking tomatoes in a field. At the time that he fell ill, the temperature in fields was 95 degrees with a heat index of 104 degrees. After being in the United States for just one week, the young man suffered extreme heat exhaustion, which later escalated into heat stroke, cardiac arrest, and death.  Every year, close to 30 workers die from heat-related illnesses in the United States. Outdoor work in industries such as agriculture and construction poses serious dangers for workers, but heat-related illnesses can be 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.

This webinar will include the following:  

  • Signs and symptoms of heat stroke or heat stress
  • Steps to take to prevent heat-related illness
  • Resources available to workers
  • Rights and responsibilities of workers in relation to heat stress



Michael Parchman
Michael Parchman, MD, MPH
Senior Investigator Michael Parchman, MD, MPH, is a nationally recognized scholar in chronic illness care research at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute’s MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation. A family practitioner and health services researcher, Dr. Parchman previously served as the director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Practice-Based Research Network Initiative and senior advisor for primary care. 
Dr. Parchman’s research focuses on using complexity science to explore how diverse health care teams can work together to achieve high-quality care. He leads Healthy Hearts Northwest, a three-year project for primary care practices in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho that is funded as part of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)’s EvidenceNOW initiative. The project aims to help practices improve their patients’ cardiovascular health by expanding their existing quality improvement capacity.
Learning Objectives:  
Participants will be able to describe current challenges to managing opioid medications for individuals with chronic pain in a primary care setting. 
Participants will examine the six building blocks needed to build a quality improvement roadmaps to help primary care teams become effective.
Participants will identify at least 2 tools or strategies that can be applied in a primary care setting to address opioid use for long-term pain management.


Amy Liebman
Amy Liebman, MPH, MA

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