Join us in Pittsburgh!
Come enjoy the beautiful city of Pittsburgh where the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers meet the Ohio. Attend the 2014 East Coast Migrant Stream Forum, and learn from your peers.
Begun by NCCHCA in 1988, the Forum is the oldest annual conference dedicated to improving health outcomes and health care delivery to migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families on the East Coast. It was created for health care providers, outreach workers and front-line staff that are employed by federally-funded Migrant and Community Health Centers. Through workshops and networking opportunities, health professionals and advocates are exposed to the latest in clinical trends, farmworker-specific service delivery models, cutting-edge research, and legislative and funding initiatives.
Sponsors and Exhibitors
In our 27th year, the benefits to exhibit at the 2014 East Coast Migrant Stream Forum have never been better. NCCHCA spotlights your products by integrating all conference breaks in the exhibitor area. Attendees will have the chance to mingle with sponsors and exhibitors, learn about your products, and receive valuable information about how to better serve farmworkers.
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José Galvez, documentarian photographer
For over 40 years, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer José Galvez has used black and white film to create a powerful and unparalleled historical record of the Latino experience in America. His compelling work, done with respect, pride and no pretense, captures the beauty of daily life. For José, photographing the lives of Latinos is not a one-time project or “current passion” but a lifelong commitment. In 1984, he was on a team of reporters and photographers that won a Pulitzer Prize for a series on Latino life in southern California: the first Chicanos to win the Prize. In 2004, José and his family moved to North Carolina to photograph Hispanic immigration in the South. In 2005, the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC) through the support of the Ford Foundation and JP Morgan Chase awarded him and his wife, Anne, partial funding to create the photography/oral history project “Land of Opportunity: Latino Entrepreneurs of North Carolina.” Today, José tours the country with his work, inspiring audiences with his life stories.
José Villa, CEO, East Coast Migrant Head Start Project
José Simón Villa (PhD) serves currently as the Chief Executive Officer of the East Coast Migrant Head Start Project (ECMHSP). Serving children ages birth to five years, ECMHSP is committed to preparing young children for educational success, especially the children of migrant and seasonal farm workers, by providing holistic, high quality early childhood services for families in a nurturing, culturally sensitive environment. Prior to this post, he served in various capacities at ECMHSP, including on the board of directors, and worked for many years in higher education at Ohio State University, with his posts including Assistant Vice Provost of the Office of Minority Affairs; Director of the College Assistant Migrant Program; and Program Coordinator for Hispanic Affairs. He has also served on many regional and national committees, including the Board of Directors for the Mid-west Association of Farmworkers Association, and was chairperson of the Governor’s Committee on Migrant Workers in Ohio. After traveling as a migrant farmworker with his family through the Midwest while growing up, Dr. Villa has since devoted his life to the advancement of migrant youth. His dissertation research in Higher Education Administration focused on the educational aspirations of migrant youth. Dr. Villa’s presentation will include his life story, a showing of a short film created by ECMHSP “And God Made a Farmworker,” and a brief discussion on the power of collaboration between health centers and Migrant Head Start in serving migrant families.
Excursion to Soergel Orchards-$40
We'll take a brief bus ride to the Soergel family orchard for a walking tour to hear about the history of the farm and its workers. Around the market they have planted a variety of fruit trees, mostly apple, but also cherry, plum and peach. Their gift barn features Amish furniture, a wine shop, and Naturally Soergel's, a natural and organic market.
New! Biannual Meeting of the National Advisory Council on Migrant Health
We are excited to announce that the National Advisory Council on Migrant Health (NACMH) will meet at Sheraton Station Square Pittsburgh October 22-23, 2014. This is a separate meeting from the East Coast Migrant Stream Forum and it is open to the general public. There will be testimony from local farmworkers the afternoon of October 22 which is also open to the public. NACMH is legislatively mandated to advise, consult with, and make recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services on the health and well-being of migratory and seasonal agricultural workers and their families.
FEES (includes bag/padfolio, learning materials, and meals)
Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square
300 W Station Square Dr.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219
Reserve a Room
Room rate: $109 plus tax
About the Forum
The East Coast Migrant Stream Forum is an annual conference that offers farmworker health professionals an opportunity to explore new ideas, discover innovative strategies, and gain relevant training that contributes to improving health care delivery for migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families living and working along the East Coast.
Each year, the East Coast Migrant Stream Forum strives to provide clinicians, outreach workers, and administrators an opportunity to hear from experts in the field about the latest trends in migrant health, to share best practices, to learn about cutting-edge research, and to discover the latest resources and services in farmworker health. Through workshops and networking, attendees are challenged to enhance their cultural competence and explore innovative ways to improve health care delivery to migrant and seasonal farmworkers.
The educational sessions are skills and outcome-based, and the conference will offer Continuing Education credits. The sessions are placed into five major disciplines:
- Outreach/Lay Health Promotion
Continuing Education Credits
Physicians, Nurses, and Health Educators will be awarded continuing education credits from recognized accrediting bodies. Only registered participants are eligible for continuing education credits.
This Live activity, 2014 East Coast Migrant Stream Forum, with a beginning date of October 23, 2014, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 14.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses and Health Educators: Continuing Nursing Education credit and units for Health Educators is being requested by Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN). Migrant Clinicians Network is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Those interested in receiving credits must:
1. Sign the Continuing Education Credits sign-in sheet at the NCCHCA registration desk.
2. Complete the online evaluation at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2014EastCoastMirgrantStreamForum.
Once you complete the online evaluation, you will be prompted to enter the information needed for your CEU certificate. Evaluations must be submitted no later than November 25, 2014. We encourage you to complete the feedback.
The Forum is partially funded by the Health Resources & Services Administration, Bureau of Primary Health Care and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.