Health & Safety

Emergency Preparedness: Reaching Farmworkers through Migrant Health Centers

From, California Primary Care Association,  May 2011.

Emergency Preparedness & Management: Reaching Farmworkers through Migrant Health Centers
: Thursday, May 26, 2011
Time: 10:00am-11:00am (PDT)
Location: Online via WebEx


Events of recent years have highlighted the importance of planning and preparing for the continuity of healthcare services in the event of any type of emergency or disaster.  Providing healthcare services to the migrant farmworker population poses a host of challenges to service providers under the best of circumstances–challenges such as isolated rural work and home locations, group housing, mobility, limited English proficiency, cultural factors, transportation, documentation status, and poverty.  The significance of these factors is undoubtedly magnified under emergency circumstances.  This presentation will discuss emergency planning issues, recommendations and resources related to the farmworker population.

Who should attend?
Clinicians, Administrators, Migrant Health Center staff, Emergency Preparedness Coordinators

Learning Objectives
After attending this training, participants will be able to:

1. Name two factors which make farmworkers particularly vulnerable during an emergency situation
2. Identify two potential partners for emergency preparedness planning
3. Describe ways in which community health workers or promotores can assist during an emergency

Hilda Ochoa Bogue, RN, MS, CHES
Resource Development/Policy Analysis Director
National Center for Farmworker Health

Candace Kugel, FNP, CNM
BPHC/HRSA Clinical Consultant
Migrant Clinicians Network

Use the link above to register. When registering, please use the e-mail for the person that should receive any additional information and/or materials relevant to this event.

This is a free training.

Content: Meaghan McCamman,, (916) 440-8170
Registration: Christina Foncree,, (916) 440-8170

Thanks to our Annual Sponsors for supporting the mission of community clinics and health centers.


Source:, California Primary Care Association, “EP: Reaching Farmworkers through Migrant Health Centers, May 2011.


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