OMNI SAN DIEGO, CA
MAY 8 – 9, 2013
Migrant Health Centers are the early pioneers of the Health Center Movement. The Migrant Health Program that was written into the Public Health Service Act of 1962 set forth new thinking in this country that health care is a basic human right. It was the precursor of major social change in a decade of the 60’s when the nation awakened to the poverty and hardship of a population for outside the mainstream. Migrant Health Centers became the model for community health centers nationwide with their core components of outreach, patient education, bilingual services, culturally-sensitive care, and community action and empowerment.
Today, we take pride that with growing public support, Migrant Health Centers today provide health care and vital support services to nearly one million Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers. They have led the way addressing the needs of a hardworking and vulnerable population. Equally important, they have shown that communities can be empowered to meet human needs in ways that honor the dignity, culture, and labor of all people.
Enthusiastically, we invite you to join us May 8-9, 2013 for the 2013 National Farmworker Health Conference to be held at the Omni Hotel in San Diego, CA. Whether you are a health center leader, clinician, staff or board member you are working aggressively to prepare for, and implement key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to better serve your patients. Come and receive the latest information on such topics as Patient Centered Health Care Home, Education and Enrollment in Health Insurance Coverage, Status with Federal Appropriations in Funding for the Community Health Center Program. Join us to get the latest information and learn about new initiatives under the ACA to better serve your patients and your communities.
The San Diego Padres are offering an exclusive discount ticket offer for all National Farmworkers Health Conference attendees!
The San Diego Padres are offering a discount of up to 20% off tickets in select areas for the following game:
Tuesday, May 7 vs. Miami Marlins at 7:10pm
To purchase tickets, click here and enter the special offer code: NACHC
For groups of 20 or more contact Logan Washburn at (619) 795-5137 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why Attend the 2013 National Farmworker Health Conference?
“The 2012 Farmworker Health Conference held in Denver to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the movement was one of the most invigorating meetings I have ever had the opportunity to attend. The history of the program provided was invaluable and the speakers were some of the most powerful and absolutely most appropriate we could have ever had for this meeting. I would like to thank the individuals responsible for putting this wonderful meeting together!”
Forrest Olson, CEO of Hidalgo Medical Services in Deming, NM
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank CCHN so very much for the $1000.00 scholarship that was made available for my attendance at the NACHC National Farmworkers Conference last month. In all honesty, I was not that thrilled about attending a conference in Denver, but, I certainly changed my mind and was very glad that this opportunity was made available to me. This was my first NACHC conference and I learned so much about the history of farmworker health issues and the speakers were so inspirational and motivating. Not only did I learn from the speakers, but, my fellow attendees were very knowledgeable and had a lot of education to share with me.
I could speak forever about the benefit of attending this conference, but, I believe the most important part is to tell you that it gave me hope. I work directly with farmworker patients in their housing areas and in the fields and my passion for their basic human right of health care never waivers. However, when working with community and agencies and others, the struggle sometimes becomes tiring. It takes meetings and speakers and education such as the conference provided to raise the spirit so that we can continue to provide the very best services that this very special population deserves.
Thank you so much for allowing me to rejuvenate and continue.”
Cindy Masias, Outreach & Special Projects Manager, Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc., Arkansas Valley