2013 Rural Migrant and Immigrant Farmworker Health Conference

Date/Time: 
03/19/2013 - 8:30am to 03/20/2013 - 1:00pm
Location
Address: 

Holiday Inn
Hershey Exit 80, I-81
Grantville, PA 17028

City: 
Grantville
Postal Code: 
Country: 
Sponsoring Agency: 
Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Terri Klinefelter
Contact Phone: 
814-863-8214
Contact Email: 
tjc136@psu.edu
Description: 

Migrant and immigrant farmworkers face daunting obstacles to good health. Low income levels, occupational and agricultural hazards, and an unfamiliarity with the American healthcare system are just some of the difficulties these workers face. The Rural Migrant and Immigrant Farmworker Health Conference, a two-day conference for agricultural producers, healthcare providers, advocates, educators and policy makers who work or interact with migrant and immigrant farmworkers, will provide important information on agricultural and community health and safety issues, as well as effective health and safety programs for migrant and immigrant farmworkers and their families.This is an excellent opportunity to network and improve your understanding of the issues affecting these vulnerable populations. Make your plans now to attend!Who Should Attend:Farm owners, growers, food producers, agricultural safety professionals, migrant and immigrant advocates, extension educators, physicians, allied healthcare professionals, nurses, health clinic personnel, health educators, nutritionists, dietitians, and Department of Health and Department of Agriculture staffThis program is funded, in part, by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. This conference, the only one of its kind in Pennsylvania, brings together the health and agricultural communities to focus attention on the health and safety needs of migrant and immigrant farmworkers.

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