Start Date: 6/28/2018 9:00 AM CDT
End Date: 6/28/2018 2:30 PM CDT
Venue Name: The Square Room Location:
4 Market Square
Knoxville, TN United States 37902
Tennessee Primary Care Association
This educational opportunity is for health center staff at all levels who would like to learn more about strategies to promote access to health care for agricultural workers.
This training provides health center staff an opportunity to promote and strengthen agricultural worker access to health care. You can view a tentative agenda for the training here.
- Part One (Morning) Presenters will provide a comprehensive orientation to the agricultural worker population, the migrant health center program, and the Farmworker Health Network. Presenters will begin with an overview of the migrant health program and the agricultural worker population, followed by a discussion of strategies to identify and verify agricultural workers.
- Part Two (Afternoon) Participants will engage in large- and small-group discussions to share trends, challenges, strategies, and technical assistance needs. The input we receive from this session will help us develop a series of migrant worker webinars specifically for TPCA health centers.
is the Senior Health Policy Analyst at Farmworker Justice
, a national farmworker advocacy organization in Washington, DC. She has been at FJ since 2011. She works with community health centers, farmworker community-based organizations, and legal services organizations to ensure access to healthcare for farmworkers and their families across the U.S. She provides analysis and training on federal health policy issues affecting farmworker communities and supports collaborations between health centers and community organizations. Alexis has extensive experience in public health and community organizing. Prior to graduate school, she served as a Health Education Volunteer with the U.S. Peace Corps in Guatemala. She has a B.A. from Wellesley College and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Michigan.
is the Research & Development Director at the National Center for Farmworker Health
. In addition, she is a registered nurse in the USA and in Mexico, a MATCH fellow, a Certified Health Education Specialist, and she holds a Master's Degree in Community Health Education from Western Illinois University. Her experience includes hospital and community patient care, program management, grant writing and review, health education, community needs assessment, outreach, and coordination of health promoter programs.