The NCFH training program provides complimentary webinars on a number of topics for organizations that serve migrant and seasonal farmworkers, and other special populations. The goal of this training opportunity is to increase the knowledge, skills and abilities of a diverse health care workforce within these organizations. Webinar participants will have the opportunity to utilize NCFH's training programs that are appropriate for front-line staff, management and board members, clinicians, outreach staff and others.
Using Digital Stories As Health Education Tools
Presenter: Patricia Horton
How do we motivate our community and patients to take action in their health? Using the power of story, we can engage the community and our patients into taking an active role in learning about various health issues through inspiration, insight, and critical reflection. This awareness often results in behavior change towards preventing health problems and has the potential of helping health centers improve clinical performance.
This webinar will guide participants on the content of digital stories as educational resources and provide strategies for utilizing this media resource in their community and with their patient population. We will view examples of digital stories and discuss ways in which they can be used in health centers.
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May 18th, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM, CST
What Do We Know About Agricultural Workers' Social Determinants of Health?
Presenters: Susan Gabbard, Alexis Guild, Sylvia Partida
This webinar will focus on agricultural-worker demographic and employment characteristics that may be important social determinants of the health of agricultural workers and their families by drawing on data from 1989-2014 collected by the Department of Labor's National Agricultural Workers Survey (NAWS). With the collaboration of the Health Resources Services Administration and other Federal agencies, the survey collects data across the U.S. on up to 3,000 migratory and seasonal crop workers each year. The presentation will review NAWS findings on social determinants that can either positively or negatively affect agricultural worker health including agricultural worker household composition, language fluency, housing and access to transportation, income and poverty status as well as access to social services, access to education and training, as well as some occupational risk factors and safety concerns. The presentation will discuss how groups of agricultural workers face different social determinants of health as well as how health insurance coverage, health care utilization and disease burden differ among these groups.
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June 8th, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM, CST