Past Webinars

Technical Assistance Call: Outreach and Enrollment Models and Resources for Health Center Program Grantees
Training Webinar
May 22, 2013
Join Health Outreach Partners (HOP), in collaboration with Migrant Health Promotion (MHP), for this Technical Assistance call on “Outreach and Enrollment Models and Resources for Health Center Program Grantees”. The purpose of this call is to: 1) describe effective outreach and enrollment strategies, 2) share information about resources for developing strong workplans, and 3) highlight available training and support to help health centers develop and deliver effective and culturally appropriate outreach and enrollment services.

Notes available upon request.


Medical-Legal Partnerships for Farmworker Health and Legal Service Organizations
Peer-to-Peer Webinar
May 2, 2013 11:00 AM PDT

Farmworker patients often experience the negative health impacts of the social determinants of health such as poor housing, employment issues, violence, and not being eligible for health and social programs. Migrant health centers provide critically needed, comprehensive health services to farmworker populations. This includes medical and dental services, health education, case management, transportation, and interpretation. Medical-Legal Partnerships (MLPs) are increasingly working to address the social determinants of health by addressing both the health and the legal needs of patients. According to the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnerships, the MLP model is carried out in a variety of ways and includes three main components: legal assistance, transforming health and legal institutions and practices, and policy change. Formal MLPs may involve one or more legal organizations wherein legal staff and attorneys work with front-line staff to screen for health-related legal problems related to housing, immigration, disability, employment instability, and additional situations that lead to stress and cause or exacerbate health problems. Informal MLPs often include legal representatives participating on health center boards or as members of a coalition serving as a legal resource for health centers. Medical-legal partnerships can be an integral part of comprehensive care for farmworkers and their families by addressing the many social and legal problems they face.

Representatives from health centers and legal agencies serving migrant and seasonal farmworkers served as panelists for the webinar.

Notes and slides available upon request.


The Role of Outreach in Emergency Preparedness for Community Health Centers

Training Webinar
December 6, 2012

Emergency Preparedness defines a community’s readiness to react constructively to natural and human-made threats in order to minimize harm to public health. Community Health Centers have an important role in emergency preparedness. As part of the safety net of the health care system, many health centers provide critically needed health and enabling services and are often the sole provider of these services in their communities. As outreach workers are often the link between the communities and the health centers, they can assist health centers to plan for and manage emergencies in their communities and ensure that these plans and activities are responsive to the underserved and vulnerable populations in their communities. The purpose of this webinar is to share strategies and provide practical advice around the role of outreach workers in emergency preparedness. Topics include: an overview of emergency preparedness, its importance for community health centers and vulnerable populations, the role of outreach workers in emergency preparedness, what initiatives and strategies are being used, and a review of the recently published Emergency Preparedness Tip Sheet for Community Health Centers.

Notes and slides available upon request.


Leveraging Social Media To Reach Underserved Populations: A Webinar For Health Outreach Programs
Peer-to-Peer Webinar
June 21, 2012

The purpose of this webinar is to share experiences and challenges and provide practical advice around using social media to reach underserved populations. Topics include: an overview of social media and its importance for outreach, how programs are using social media to reach underserved populations, how social media efforts are carried out, benefits and challenges of using social media, social media protocols and policies, how social media can facilitate organizational communication and integration, as well as social media planning and evaluation.

Notes available upon request.


Reaching Underserved Populations Through Mobile Health Care: Lessons Learned From the Field
Peer-to-Peer Webinar
March 29, 2012

Mobile health, which can include mobile clinics, mobile vans and other methods used to provide medical or dental services outside a clinical setting, is one of the key ways that many health centers enhance their ability to bring critical health services directly to patients where they live and work. Throughout the country, medical and dental providers are using mobile health as a way to reach underserved populations in urban, suburban and rural communities. Mobile health offers flexibility and efficiency for providers when reaching out and delivering services to vulnerable populations. It also helps overcome transportation barriers that would otherwise prevent patients from accessing health care services.

Mobile health can be an effective way to deliver health care services, but it can also present many challenges. The purpose of the webinar is to exchange experiences, challenges and practical advice around some key areas for implementing effective mobile health services. Topics will include: services provided, staffing, scheduling and follow-up, and collaboration with other agencies. The webinar will also explore how mobile health can help address transportation barriers to accessing health care services, increase access to and utilization of primary care services, and meet the HRSA program requirement regarding accessible hours of operation and service delivery locations. Panelists participating in the webinar include representatives from health centers and other programs serving both migrant and seasonal farmworkers and homeless individuals.

Notes available upon request.


The Role of Outreach Programs in Improving Health Outcomes
Peer-to-Peer Webinar
December 15, 2011

Farmworkers have a disproportionately higher disease burden compared to the general population, yet they are significantly less likely to use preventive health services. Health outreach programs play a critical role in extending and improving the health care provided to farmworkers. Fifty percent (50%) of respondents to Health Outreach Partners 2010 national needs assessment said that health education is one of their most common outreach activities, and nearly 40% reported basic health screenings as a key outreach activity. In this event, we will explore the unique strengths of health center outreach programs in improving patient care and health outcomes. Administrators, outreach staff, and clinicians alike are invited to examine specific outreach practices that improve health outcomes while also discussing approaches to measuring them.

Notes available upon request.


Poison Prevention � Strategies and Techniques to Enhance Your Skills for Reaching Low-Income Communities
Peer-to-Peer Webinar
June 23rd, 2011

Did you know there are more than 4 million poisonings annually in the U.S. and over half of these are with children under the age of five? Did you know that people living in impoverished neighborhoods have a disproportionate risk of being poisoned, as compared to the general population? HOP’s Peer-to-Peer Event on poison prevention will explore some of the reasons why these populations are more susceptible to poisonings, plus what outreach staff can do to arm themselves with the most updated and relevant information about this pressing health topic.

Notes available upon request.


The Role of Outreach in the Patient-Centered Medical Home
Peer-to-Peer Webinar
May 26th, 2011

Because of escalating medical care costs and national health care reform, community health centers are receiving well-deserved praise and attention for their cost-effective and high-caliber health services. Community health centers are particularly well suited to adopt the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model, a health delivery system which incorporates finely coordinated medical care that responds to the needs of the “whole person.” Patients from underserved and vulnerable populations can especially benefit from the personalized and detailed care found within the PCMH model. Community health workers, outreach workers, promotores de salud, and health educators are uniquely positioned to identify and respond to the various medical and social service needs of different populations in their area, which fuels a well-coordinated and successful PCMH. Panelists will examine how outreach programs are integral to the PCMH team.

Notes available upon request.


Exploring How Knowledge of Legal Rights Impacts Health Care Access among Immigrant Communities
Peer-to-Peer Webinar
April 28th, 2011

Panelists will examine techniques and special considerations for delivering legal rights education and information to immigrant communities. The connection between legal rights education initiatives and health care access in a climate where public discourse often associates immigrants with overburdened public health insurance programs will also be discussed.


Past Calls

Each call begins with a panel of peer experts describing their own experiences with the topic at hand and is followed by a facilitated discussion between the peer experts and call participants.

Expanded Services Supplemental Funding: TA Call for Integrating Enabling Services
Recorded on December 2, 2010 at 11:00AM PST.
Listen to facilitators discuss specific enabling services interventions for expanding access to care and improving patient experience. They also describe how to develop a comprehensive application for Health Center Expanded Services Supplemental Funding grant that integrates enabling services with other health center services.


Reaching Immigrant Communities in an Anti-Immigrant Climate
Recorded on June 3, 2010 at 11:00AM PST.
Listen to panelists discuss the major challenges in conducting outreach in the current anti-immigrant climate and learn about some effective approaches to serving populations living in the shadows.
Notes available upon request.


Examining Challenges and Successes of Reaching Out to Male Farmworkers
Recorded on May 6, 2010 at 11:00 AM PST.
Hear some of the challenges of reaching out to male farmworkers and learn about the unique approaches planelists on the call use to increase access for this population.
Notes available upon request.


Outreach Strategies to Facilitate Adherence to Diabetes Treatment Plans
Recorded on April 8, 2010 at 11:00 AM PST.
Learn about outreach-specific challenges in addressing diabetes treatment, effective approaches to diabetes care, and existing resources for responding to diabetes issues.
Notes available upon request.


Breaking Down the Barriers: A National Needs Assessment on Farmworker Health Outreach
Learn about HOP’s 2008-2009 national needs assessment of farmworker health outreach. Information given about the project’s methodology, key findings, and possible next steps.
Notes and slides available upon request.


Using Knowledge of Oaxacan Indigenous Cultural Traditions to Improve Outreach to Farmworkers
Learn how health organizations can implement more effective outreach methods and improve heath care access rates among indigenous populations like the Mixtec, Triqui, and Zapotec, by increasing their understanding of important aspects of these cultures.
Notes available upon request.


Getting Farmworkers from There to Here: Exploring Transportation Options
Find out how other outreach programs handle transportation. Topics include: transportation models, liability concerns, logistics, funding, and more!


Serving More and More: How to Take Your Clinical Environment into the Outreach Environment
Find out how other programs conduct clinical outreach. Topics include: outreach model/services offered, coordination of efforts, liability concerns, established partnerships, tricks of the trade, and more!


Populations on the Rise: Understanding and Serving Indigenous Farmworkers
Learn more about indigenous farmworker communities. Topics include: barriers to health care and social services, outreach strategies for overcoming barriers to care, innovation in outreach for reaching indigenous farmworkers, resources, and more!


Confronting Substance Abuse among Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers
Learn what other programs are doing to address substance abuse related issues in their communities.Unfortunatley, no recording is available. Topics include problem identification, prevention/intervention/treatment, and barriers and solutions.
Notes available upon request.