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Before the Dog Days of Summer, Learn how Community Health Workers can Help Prevent Heat Stress

Before the Dog Days of Summer, Learn how Community Health Workers can Help Prevent Heat Stress

Before the Dog Days of Summer, Learn how Community Health Workers can Help Prevent Heat Stress

Juliana Simmons, MPH
Juliana Simmons, MPH
on behalf of Migrant Clinicians Network

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Launch date: 11 Jan 2018
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Last updated: 23 Aug 2018

Reference: 185980

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Description

It was 95 degrees when Maria Jimenez, 17 years old, collapsed from heat exhaustion at a farm in California. She died two days later. Each year, nearly 30 workers die from heat-related illness in the United States. Outdoor work in labor-intensive industries poses serious risks for workers, but heat-related illness can be easily prevented.

This workshop will help community health workers recognize and prevent heat-related illness among at-risk workers. Case studies will show how to recognize the symptoms and health effects of heat-related illness. Participants in this workshop will receive resources for preventing heat-related illness.

Objectives

On completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
1. Recognize symptoms of heat-related illness and how to respond

2. Identify steps workers can take to prevent heat-related illness

3. Review employer and worker rights and responsibilities related to heat stress

4. Become familiar with heat stress prevention resources
Juliana Simmons, MPH

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Juliana Simmons, MPH
on behalf of Migrant Clinicians Network

Juliana Simmons, MPH

Ms. Simmons has dedicated her career to improving the safety and health challenges facing vulnerable populations. After serving as an intern with the Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) as an undergraduate student, she pursued a public health degree. Since 2014, she has served as MCN’s Environmental and Occupational Health Program Manager where she coordinates multiple grant-funded programs relating to improved recognition and management of worker injury and illness, and other environmental and occupational health concerns of workers and their families. She coordinates the day-to-day activities on MCN’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Susan Harwood Training grant, which involves the application of a train-the-trainer program for community health workers (CHWs) to provide health and safety training for workers. She has designed OSHA-approved training curricula and facilitated workshops and national webinars for CHWs. She is the lead program manager for a National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) project to address the needs of farmworker children and engages farmworker parents, childcare providers, growers and agricultural industry groups. She supports evaluation and reporting activities on MCN’s EPA cooperative agreement to improve the recognition and management of worker injuries and illnesses. She has developed educational resources for agricultural workers and others with limited English proficiency and low literacy levels. She has presented at national and regional conferences. She holds a certification as a Certified Health Education Specialist and is professionally certified in public health. She is fluent in Spanish.

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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 1.00 Hours

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