1 of 7 webinars in the CLINICIAN ORIENTATION TO MIGRATION HEALTH
DATE RECORDED: Friday, February 15, 2013
PRESENTED BY: Deliana Garcia, MA, International Research and Development, Migrant Clinicians Network
There are millions of workers who live on the move. They do the jobs that most will not. They go where the work is—fields, factories, construction sites— and take enormous risks in order to survive in the hope of a better life. At the same time, there is a group of clinicians who are committed to serving these workers and their families.
“We depend on misfortune to build up our force of migratory workers and when the supply is low because there is not enough misfortune at home, we rely on misfortune abroad to replenish the supply,” President Harry S. Truman, 1951.
Truman's observations are as true today as in 1951. Migrant laborers continue to function at the bottom rung of the American economic. They are often newly-arrived immigrants with few connections, or individuals with limited opportunities or skills, relying on farm and other manual labor for survival.
This session will provide an overview of the key issues at the intersection of migration, poverty and health.
SPONSORED BY: Migrant Clinicians Network
- Discuss historical impact of migration in a global context.
- Identify the unique challenges facing migrants at the intersection of poverty, migration and health
- Describe current changes in migration patterns in the United States.
- Identify challenges health centers face in providing quality health care to mobile patients.
Deliana Garcia, MA
Deliana started her current career in migrant health with an invitation in 1990 to increase public awareness around the plight of migrant and seasonal farmworkers through the promotion of the photographic exhibit America's Migrant Farmworkers by Alan Pogue. With this introduction Ms. Garcia learned about the enormous health disparities experienced by migrants and their families. Ms. Garcia continues to write and present on the health needs of migrants and the disparities in the provision of health care services they suffer. She has developed clinician training on infectious and chronic diseases and programs to assist migrants to remain in clinical care as they move for purposes of employment.
Jillian Hopewell, MPA, MA, Director of Education and Professional Development
(p) 530.345.4806 (e) jhopewell@@migrantclinician.org