2014 East Coast Migrant Stream Forum


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. 

Seeking Nominations: Steve Shore Community Catalyst Award

In 2003, the North Carolina Community Health Center Association (NCCHCA), formerly known as North Carolina Primary Health Care Association, celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary. To commemorate this important milestone, NCCHCA chose to recognize its migrant health legacy through the creation of the annual Steve Shore Community Catalyst Award.

This year, an individual, program, or agency, directly or indirectly involved in farmworker health services, who has demonstrated excellence and outstanding commitment to improving the health and well being of farmworkers in Pennsylvania and bordering states (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and West Virginia) are eligible for the award.  Nominees are not restricted to federally funded Migrant/Community Health Centers and Migrant Health Programs, but can also represent government and non-governmental community and faith-based agencies and programs.

Learn more about the nomination process for the Steve Shore Community Catalyst Award.

Registration

Registration will open mid-August 2014. Registration Fee: $325 before September 26, 2014; $375 after September 26, 2014. Discounts will be available for students, farmworkers, and lay health workers. Stipends will also be available at registration.

Lodging

Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square
300 W Station Square Dr.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219
(412) 261-2000
Reserve a Room
Room rate: $109 plus tax

Sponsors and Exhibitors

We are seeking sponsors and exhibitors. You may sponsor the welcome reception, meals, speakers, or the conference bags. For information, please contact Steve Smith, Business Development Manager.

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:

  1. Clinical
  2. Outreach/Lay Health Promotion
  3. Policy
  4. Programmatic/Administrative
  5. Research

The Forum is partially funded by the Health Resources & Services Administration, Bureau of Primary Health Care and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.