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Migrant Farmworker Health Inter-Agency Agreements

CDC / HRSA Inter-Agency Agreement (IAA) in support of Migrant Farmworker Stream Forums


To increase awareness of migrant health across the agency, the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) convened a migrant health committee in 2011. From 1998 to 2014, CDC maintained an Inter-Agency Agreement with the HHS Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), Office of Special Populations, through the Office of Minority Health & Health Equity (OMHHE). This Inter-Agency Agreement supports three regional migrant stream health conferences held in the following regions: Eastern, Midwest, and West Coast. These conferences provide needed education and training to practitioners working in community health centers and migrant health centers throughout the United States and its territories.

CDC has historically participated in the conference planning committees and given presentations on relevant health topics at each of the regional conferences. In order to enhance the collaboration and contribution, OMHHE is leadng intra-agency discussions on migrant health with representatives and subject matter experts from across several centers including CDC's: National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH), National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, & TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), National Center for Emerging & Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), and Office of Women's Health (OWH).

This Inter-Agency Agreement provides supplemental support to the National Center for Farmworker Health, Inc. (NCFH) to support three annual Farmworker Stream Forums.

The Stream Forums represent a combined national effort to provide opportunities for migrant health providers and others who work with the population to enhance skills, create networking and collaboration opportunities, and to identify additional resources, program models and effective training for the more efficient provision of health care services to farmworkers.

For information on upcoming Farmworker Stream Forums, as well as materials from the most recent held, please see the links below:

East Coast Migrant Stream Forum

28th Annual East Coast Migrant Stream Forum
October 15-17, 2015
Memphis, Tennessee

North Carolina Community Health Center AssociationThrough 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 funding initiatives.

The 27th Annual Forum was held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 23-25, 2014. Proceedings from the 27th are available at NCFH

For additional resouces, visit North Carolina Community Health Center Association (NCCHCA) Migrant Health.

Midwest Migrant Stream Forum

25th Annual Midwest Stream Farmworker Health Forum
November 9-11, 2015
Albuquerque, New Mexico

National Center for Farmworker HealthAn absolute success! 3 plenary sessions, 3 intensive sessions, 23 different breakout sessions, with over 50 speakers from across the contry presenting on a wide array of topics.

The 24th Annual Forum was held in San Antonio, Texas, November 20-22, 2014. Presentations and Highlights from the 24th are available at NCFH.

West Coast Migrant Stream Forum

25th Annual Western Forum for Migrant & Community Health
February 23-25, 2016 Portland, Oregon

Northwest Regional Primary Care AssociationAttendees from 15 states converged on beautiful San Diego February 23-25 for the third iteration of what was originally the “Western Migrant Stream Forum,” now with a broader focus on population health in general.

The 24th Annual Forum was held in San Diego, California, February 23-25, 2015. Proceedings from the 22nd are available at NCFH