Western Forum for Migrant & Community Health
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2015 Western Forum for Migrant & Community Health
February 23-25, 2015
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay -- San Diego, California
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NWRPCA is now accepting abstracts for the 2015 Western Forum for Migrant and Community Health.
2014 Western Forum for Migrant & Community Health
February 26-28, 2014Seattle Marriott Waterfront
The Western Forum for Migrant and Community Health broke records again in 2014, with more than 300 registered, 20 exhibitors in the hall, 32 breakout sessions and three plenary sessions. Rishi Manchanda, author of The Upstream Doctors, kicked off the event to a packed house. Using the classic public health parable – “the upstream story of prevention” – to guide his presentation, Dr. Manchanda challenged the audience to think differently about the healthcare provider’s role in addressing the social determinants of health. On Thursday Seth Holmes walked the audience through the fascinating research behind his book, Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies, for which he lived and harvested alongside indigenous migrant farmworkers in the Skagit Valley of Washington state. The Forum concluded with a captivating presentation by Laura Porter of Comprehensive Health Education Foundation (CHEF) on Adverse Childhood Experiences.
Theme: Bridging the Gap for Total Community Health
Location: San Francisco, California
Dates: February 20-22, 2013
Keynote Address by Dolores Huerta, President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation and Co-Founder of the United Farm Workers
Theme: Camino al Cambio: A Movement toward Health, Wellbeing, and Justice
Location: Portland, Oregon
Dates: February 15-17, 2012
Keynote Address by Roberto Dansie, Maya and Ancient Wisdom Scholar
Theme: Comunidades Sanas, Comunidades Seguras: Honoring a Generation of Service to Farmworkers
Location: Oakland, California
Dates: February 16-18, 2011
Keynote Address by Catherine Tactaquin, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Keynote Address by Luis Valdez, Founder and Director of El Teatro Campesino