Free webinar today, July 12, 10am – On-farm health screening needs of immigrant dairy workers (Sponsored by NNLM Region 3)

The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) Region 3, housed at the Gibson D. Lewis Library, would like to invite you to join us for the next session of our monthly webinar series. Health Bytes is a monthly 1 hour series that focuses on topics of interest to clinicians, researchers, faculty and information professionals.

Sponsored by the Network of the National Library of Medicine, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 1.

Up to 1 CPH Recertification Credits may be earned at this event.

Details on joining the meeting are available at the event link below. The session is free to any interested parties.

Webinar Description:
This presentation will discuss the results of a pilot study done to determine the health needs of dairy workers and the feasibility of on-farm health risk screenings. Findings suggest there is a need and interest for on-farm health risk screenings and education among immigrant dairy workers. Addressing known barriers to health should be paramount to the organization of on-farm health risk screenings.

Presenter Description:
Dr. Anabel Rodriguez, Ph.D., MPH is the proud daughter of Mexican immigrants and migrant farmworkers from the Rio Grande Valley and an Assistant Professor in Epidemiology at the UTHealth Houston School of Public Health, Outreach Program Director for the Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, and serves as Core Director for the Preparedness of Small Rural Healthcare Systems at the Texas Epidemic Public Health Institute. For the past nine years, Dr. Rodriguez’s research and outreach efforts have focused on improving occupational health and well-being among immigrant agricultural working populations. Most recently, her work has focused on the identification and prevention of tuberculosis, healthcare access and barriers, vaccine-preventable infectious diseases, and facilitating on-farm vaccinations for agricultural workers (and their families) in the Texas Panhandle, Rio Grande Valley, and El Paso.

In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her two Goldendoodles—Shiner and Tejas—and husband, Grady, and kayaking, mountain biking, and gardening.

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