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The Western Forum offers diverse learning opportunities for Migrant and Community Health Center staff and related health and health care professionals. The 2017 Western Forum will feature over 30 breakout sessions on a multitude of topics, including:
- Access to Care: verifying agricultural worker status, addressing sub-populations including H2A workers and the LGBTQ community, and strategies to ensure coverage and access to care.
- Clinical Topics in Migrant Health: agricultural worker health screenings, case studies discussing asthma, dental services, occupational health risks, and conducting clinical outreach.
- Community Health Workers: best practices, successful models and programs utilizing CHWs to build community capacity and improve health equity; current issues and trends in the CHW workforce, including health system integration, training, financing, and policy development.
- Health Education Tools: resources for addressing health literacy, women's wellness, oral health, and improving agricultural worker safety.
- Partnerships: cultivation, relationship building, and community collaboration models to address social change and population health.
- Policy and Advocacy: immigration updates, including current law and policy, issue framing, coverage for undocumented children, and how current trends in migration affect migrant health access and delivery.
- Social Change: participate in foundational learning activities, learn about advocacy and activism, and obtain resources to make access, health, and social justice a reality for medically underserved populations.
To meet your marketing goals, consider a sponsorship from $500 to $10,000, with varied and negotiable benefits. Note that exhibit tables are tiered in price. We publish a professional printed program - a great place for advertising. Questions? Contact Rosa Mitsumasu Scotti, NWRPCA's Development Specialist, at email@example.com or 206-519-5049.
Sponsorships at various levels are critical to making NWRPCA conferences fiscally viable and also affordable to health centers. All sponsors are featured prominently in the conference program and signage and are also acknowledged in the annual Report to Stakeholders. Click here to read more about NWRPCA conference sponsors.
Conference exhibitors have a unique opportunity to interact and network with healthcare professionals from across the Northwest. Exhibit tables are still available. Click here to read more about NWRPCA exhibitor opportunities.
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In support of helping health center staff, clinicians, administration, and board of directors pursue professional development, NWRPCA conferences are a consistent source of continuing education units (CEU). Each forum typically offers CEU in continuing nursing education (CNE) and continuing medical education (CME).
CEU certificates are accessed online. Conference attendees will be sent an email after the conference with instructions on how to process your CEU online. You will be responsible for completing the process online and printing your certificate.
The specific 2017 Western Forum for Migrant and Community Health CEU will be announced.
Abstract submission is now closed. Please consider submitting an abstract for the 2017 Spring Primary Care Conference in Spokane, WA.
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Conference Fees (all fees are per person):
Early-Bird Registration Fees: (end January 31, 2017)
Regular Conference Fee - $300.00
Community Heath Worker/Student/AmeriCorps Volunteer Fee - $100.00
One-Day Conference Fee - $100.00
Standard Registration Fees:
Regular Conference Fee - $350.00
Community Health Worker/Student/AmeriCorps Volunteer Fee - $150.00
One-Day Conference Registration - $150.00
Groups of four or more who register together at the regular conference rate of $300 will receive 10% off the total registration fee. Apply the following promotion code at checkout: 2017WFGroup. The discount will only apply to regular full conference registration. Please ensure you only use the discount code if you have four or more regular full conference attendees. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance or more information.
The cancellation deadline is Wednesday, February 8, 2017. Cancellations must be in writing (email is fine). Tuition will be refunded less a $30 processing fee. Cancellations made after the deadline are not refundable.
NWRPCA is able to offer a limited number of stipends to qualifying individuals and organizations. A maximum of two full stipends (tuition and travel) will be awarded per organization. If you are applying for a tuition stipend, please wait to register for the conference until the announcement of awardees to ensure you receive the complimentary registration code for use during checkout.
Apply for the 2017 Western Forum for Migrant & Community Health tuition and travel stipends.
Application deadline is November 30th, 2016. Stipend awards will be announced December 14, 2016. If you have any questions, please email Krista Chuscavage.
Please note that stipends are intended to help frontline staff (e.g. community health workers, promotores/as, outreach workers, patient navigators) from community and migrant health centers to attend the conference. Priority will be given to those individuals.