Webinar invite for Thurs 4/28: Legal Rights of Immigrants in an Anti-immigrant Climate: Implications on Health Access

Health Outreach Partners (HOP) is pleased to announce its 2011 Peer-to-Peer Event Series presented through a new interactive web-based format. The following exciting and informative events comprise this year’s series:
·          The Legal Rights of Immigrants in an Anti-immigrant Climate: Implications on Health Access (April 28th, 2011)
·          The Patient Centered Medical Home (May 26th, 2011)
·          Poison Prevention: Strategies and Techniques to Enhance Your Skills for Reaching Low-Income Communities (June 23rd, 2011)
These topics have been chosen based on the demonstrated health needs in communities throughout the United States as well as interest from national outreach and health professionals.  If you are looking for an engaging professional development opportunity, you will not want to miss these events!  Sign-up early, as space is limited.  Please visit www.outreach-partners.org for more detailed information.

Individual Event Descriptions:

1.      Exploring How Knowledge of Legal Rights Impacts Health Care Access among Immigrant Communities
April 28th, 2011 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM (PST)

Health care and immigration are leading national issues with community-level implications.  According to Health Outreach Partners’ (HOP) National Needs Assessment on Farmworker Health Outreach (2010), many farmworker focus group participants highlighted the urgent need for legal rights education.  During this call, HOP’s Experience Panel will examine techniques and special considerations for delivering legal rights education and information to immigrant communities.  We will also explore the connection between legal rights education initiatives and health care access in a climate where public discourse often associates immigrants with overburdened public health insurance programs.

2.      The Role of Outreach in the Patient Centered Medical Home
May 26th, 2011 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM (PST)

Because of escalating medical care costs and national health care reform, community health centers are receiving well-deserved praise and attention for their cost-effective and high-caliber health services. Community health centers are particularly well suited to adopt the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model, a health delivery system which incorporates finely coordinated medical care that responds to the needs of the “whole person.”  Patients from underserved and vulnerable populations can especially benefit from the personalized and detailed care found within the PCMH model.  Community health workers, outreach workers, promotores de salud, and health educators are uniquely positioned to identify and respond to the various medical and social service needs of different populations in their area, which fuels a well-coordinated and successful PCMH.  Please join HOP on May 26th, 2011 as we examine how outreach programs are integral to the PCMH team at your community health center.

3.      Poison Prevention – Strategies and Techniques to Enhance Your Skills for Reaching Low-Income Communities
June 23rd, 2011 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM (PST)

Did you know there are more than 4 million poisonings annually in the U.S. and over half of these are with children under the age of five?  Did you know that people living in impoverished neighborhoods have a disproportionate risk of being poisoned, as compared to the general population?  During HOP’s Peer-to-Peer Event on poison prevention, you’ll learn some of the reasons why, plus what you can do to arm yourself with the most updated and relevant information about this pressing health topic. By attending this interactive forum, health educators and outreach staff will have the opportunity to learn about poison prevention messaging strategies, discover new print and online resources, and obtain information regarding an educational challenge for outreach staff in California. Please plan on joining HOP for this Peer-to-Peer WebEx Event on Thursday, June 23rd from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm PST. Outreach staff serving low-income Latino, African-American, or Caucasian populations are especially encouraged to attend this event.

HOP’s 2011 Peer-to-Peer Event Series has been scheduled! Click here for more information about our next event: Exploring How Knowledge of Legal Rights Impacts Health Care Access among Immigrant Communities

Mollie McKillop

Associate Project Manager

Health Outreach Partners

405 14th St., Suite 909

Oakland, CA. 94612

510-268-0091 ext. 103

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