Community Health Worker Webinars - Helping Immigrants Stay Safe on the Job
Description: CHWs play an important role in promoting health for immigrants and other vulnerable populations. These groups often work in jobs that are dangerous, causing high rates of death, injury, and illness. Many issues may affect the health and safety of workers on the job, including: language barriers; lack of health and safety training; immigration status; lack of knowledge about rights and responsibilities; the need for work; poor regulatory protections; and fear.
Through this series we will examine these barriers, discuss the rights of all workers, and address certain risks including exposure to chemicals and heat. We will also provide resources and information about ways that workers can stay safe on the job and what to do if they are injured or become ill. Through case studies and discussion we will highlight how CHWs can make a difference in helping workers stay safe.
Migrant Clinicians Network is pleased to announce that our three-part accredited webinar series for Community Health Workers (CHW) will be presented in English.
Before the dog days of summer, learn how community health workers can help prevent heat stress
Juliana Simmons, MSPH, CHES
June 8, 2016 at 1 pm ET
It’s your right to know! Helping Community Health Workers Promote Chemical Safety on the Job
June 22, 2016 at 1 pm ET
Community Health Workers Can Make a Difference in Helping People Stay Safe and Healthy on the Job
Amy Liebman, MPA, MA
August 17, 2016 at 1 pm ET
Learn more about these webinars HERE.
Alzheimer's Association Public Health Webinars
The Alzheimer's Association Oregon Chapter is excited to kick off its webinar series for public health officials! This series is part of The Healthy Brain Initiative, which envisions a nation in which the public embraces cognitive health as a vital component of health and is committed to its inclusion in public health efforts. To achieve that vision, the long-term goal is to maintain or improve the cognitive performance of all adults.
The Public Health Road Map for State and National Partnerships, 2013-2018 lays out a spectrum of broad actions designed to promote cognitive functioning and address the needs of care partners for pursuit over the next 5 years. The actions are intended as a guide for what state and local public health could do — on their own or with other national, state, and local partners. Agencies are encouraged to select those actions that best fit state and local needs and customize them to match priorities, capabilities, and resources.
The actions are grouped into four domains:
- Monitor and Evaluate
- Educate and Empower the Nation
- Develop Policy and Mobilize Partnerships
- Assure a Competent Workforce
6.22 • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Staying Safe: Challenges & Solutions for Communities
Seventy percent of individuals living with dementia reside in private homes, navigating day-to-day activities. As the disease progresses, those individuals become more impaired — and are more prone to falls, injuries and wandering. In fact, six out of10 people living with dementia will wander at some point. Learn what resources are available and how to incorporate best practices into safety planning and disaster-preparedness efforts. Click here to register.
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