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2017 Western Forum for Migrant and Community Health

Tuesday, November 15, 2016   (0 Comments)
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Jessica Burkard, NWRPCA


The 2017 Western Forum for Migrant and Community Health is happening this upcoming February 22-24 in beautiful San Francisco, California. This event provides an array of educational and networking opportunities for health center staff, community health workers and partners interested in addressing migrant and community health.


This year's theme, Communities Mobilizing for Health Equity, will focus on how communities are working together to address health outcomes through innovative programs and models. Other topics such as farmworker health, immigration, chronic disease management and public health issues will also be featured. To view the draft agenda, click here.


Teatro Campesino, a theater group founded by artistic director Luis Valdez, will close the event with a live performance. Since its inception, El Teatro Campesino, have set the standard for Latino theatrical production in the United States. Founded in 1965 on the Delano Grape Strike picket lines of Cesar Chavez’s United Farmworkers Union, the company created and performed “actos” or short skits on flatbed trucks and in union halls. Taking the “actos” on tour to dramatize the plight and cause of the farmworkers, El Teatro Campesino was honored in 1969 with an Obie Award for “demonstrating the politics of survival” and with the Los Angeles Drama Critics Award in 1969 and 1972.


Act Now:

  • Registration: Registration is officially open – register now and receive 15% off through our early bird registration. Deadline for the early bird discount is January 31st, 2017.
  • Sponsorships and Exhibiting: Organizations interested in supporting this event can choose from a diverse set of sponsorship, advertising and exhibiting options. To view the prospectus, click here. Interested in sponsoring, exhibiting, and advertising at the Western Forum? Contact Rosa Mitsumasu Scotti, NWRPCA's Development Specialist, at rmitsumasu@nwrpca.org or 206-519-5049 for more information.
  • Travel Stipends: A limited number of stipends to qualifying individuals (e.g. community health workers, outreach workers) and organizations are available. Application deadline is November 30, 2016 - to learn more, including restrictions and how to apply, click here
  •  Poster Session: A poser session will occur on Wednesday, February 22nd at 5:30pm. Academics and students are encouraged to submit a poster featuring their educational and research projects. To submit a poster, click here


For questions regarding the Western Forum, please contact Seth Doyle or Jessica Burkard, Community Health Improvement Program.




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