The National LGBT Health Education Center provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.
The Occupational Health and Safety Resource Center is a virtual repository of Spanish educational materials, data sources, and links to bilingual informational websites on occupational health and safety issues related to agricultural work. It also contains an ample list of national and state agencies that have produced materials in Spanish for farmworkers’ health-related problems.
MCNs own Deliana Garcia helped in being a part of the advisory committee to this resource center.
What is the objective? To facilitate a central access point to high quality Spanish educational materials on agricultural occupational health and safety issues for people conducting work on health promotion and prevention activities and on workers’ rights and problems related to agricultural work.
Who are the target audiences? Health-outreach workers (promotores), community advocates, health providers, contractors/employers, farmworkers and their families, and others interested in the health and safety issues of agricultural workers.
What areas are included? The materials cover five key relevant areas: 1) Farmworkers’ rights; 2) Injury prevention; 3) Respiratory illnesses; 4) Heat illnesses; and 5) Pesticide exposure.
How did we do it? To develop the Virtual Resource Center, the process entailed:
- Asset mapping of educational, informational and research materials available in Spanish related to the five mentioned areas.
- Selection of materials using the following criteria: accurate information, culturally and linguistically adequate (including literacy level), relevant to health area, and visually acceptable quality.
- Insertion of resources into an excel format under five different categories, including source, type of material, and description of its content.
Development of new materials: to complement the existing educational resources, we developed a “Promotores Training Manual on Occupational Health and Safety of Agricultural Workers”. Based on an ethnographic framework, the manual presents the perspective of agricultural workers on the five mentioned areas (their stories) and provides community health workers with tools on how to conduct prevention and promotion activities. It also refers them to existing resources. We also produced a series of Spanish and selected indigenous languages Public Service Announcements (PSAs) on these areas.
This webinar is the second in a series of seven in our Clinician Orientation to Migration Health.
DATE RECORDED: Wednesday, March 13, 2013
PRESENTED BY: Jennie McLaurin, MD, MPH, Specialist in Child and Migrant Health, Migrant Clinicians Network
To view the recorded version of this webinar, click here.
University of Minnesota's Global Health training program is offering free short courses on immigrant and refugee health.
EthnoMed contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and related topics pertinent to the health care of immigrants to Seattle or the US, many of whom are refugees fleeing war-torn parts of the world. Search the site via culture and clinical topics.
Presentations shared by this year's East Coast presenters. Topics include:
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Global Health Pathway includes online training in global health, Global Health Open Access Lecture Library, Tanzania Education Exchange, In-person Global Health Course, Community Activities, and Resident Training.
The first website in Spanish of its kind to help consumers take control of their health care by connecting them to new information and resources that will help them access quality, affordable health care coverage. President Obama wrote an op-ed in La Opinion and El Diario La Prensa today that highlights the website and the importance of health reform to the Latino community.
A comprehensive list of Migrant Community Health Centers througout the country.