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WEBINAR: Workers and Health - How Frontline Providers Make a Difference in the Protection of Migrant Farmworkers and their Families

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Workers and Health - How Frontline Providers Make a Difference in the Protection of Migrant Farmworkers and their Families

Part 4 of 7 webinars in the CLINICIAN ORIENTATION TO MIGRATION HEALTH

DATE RECORDED: May 15, 2013

PRESENTED BY: Amy K. Liebman, MPA, MA, Director of Environmental & Occupational Health, Migrant Clinicians Network and Michael Rowland, MD, MPH, Vice President, Medical Affairs and Medical Director, Occupational Health, Franklin Memorial Hospital

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DESCRIPTION:

This session will use case studies to overview  health risks facing migrants as a result of their working conditions and environment. It will review the long history of regulatory exclusions and its impact on migrant health. It will also highlight promising practices for the incorporation of environmental and occupation health in the practice settings, showcasing successful initiatives employed in Community and Migrant Health Centers.  Lastly, this session will review and show participants how to access clinical and patient education resources and tools to address worker health. Overall, participants will become familiar with the importance of and methods to integrate environmental and occupational health into the practices settings from both a clinical and social justice perspective.

SPONSORED BY: Migrant Clinicians Network

OBJECTIVES:

  • Recognize the unique health risks of migrants due to their working conditions and environment.
  • Identify promising practices in environmental and occupational health that are feasible to implement in Community and Migrant Health Centers.
  • Utilize online clinical and patient education tools and resources to recognize, prevent and manage environmental and occupational illnesses and injuries.

PRESENTER BIOS:

Amy K. Liebman, MPA, MA

aliebman@migrantclinician.org

Amy K. Liebman, MPA, MA

Amy K. Liebman serves as the Director of Environmental and Occupational Health at MCN, where she has worked for 14 years, and has established a nationally recognized initiative to integrate occupational and environmental medicine into primary care.  She has worked along the US-Mexico Border and throughout the country to bring the culturally appropriate train-the-trainer model using promotores de salud (lay health workers) to occupational and environmental health efforts.

She is the 2011 recipient of the Lorin Kerr Award, an American Public Health Association Award/Occupational Health and Safety Section Award which recognizes public health professionals for their dedication and sustained efforts to improve the lives of workers. MCN and Amy received the 2008 EPA Children’s Environmental Health Regional Champion Award for their innovate programs to help farmworker families minimize their exposures to environmental hazards. 

Dr. Mike Rowland, MD, MPH

mrowland@beeline-online.net

Mike Rowland, MD, MPHDr. Mike Rowland serves as Vice President, Medical Affairs and Medical Director, Occupational Health at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, ME. Prior to this position, Dr. Rowland served for 7 years as the Medical Director of the Maine Migrant Health Program and as Medical Director at Moses Lake Community Health Center in Moses Lake, WA.

Board certified in Family Medicine and Occupational Medicine, Dr. Rowland has given numerous presentations at national conferences on occupational medicine and migrant health. He has previously served on the MCN Board of Directors. Dr. Rowland earned his MD from Tufts University School of Medicine and a Master of Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health.

CONTACT:

For more information about MCN's Environmental and Occupational Health program, please contact Amy K. Liebman, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health:
(p) 443.944.0507 (e) aliebman@migrantclinician.org

For questions about webinars and continuing education, please contact Jillian Hopewell, MPA, MA, Director of Education and Professional Development:
(p) 530.345.4806  (e) jhopewell@migrantclinician.org

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