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New Immigrants in the Midwest and Agricultural Health Implications
Monday, September 17, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
Category: Webinars

Presenters:

Michele Devlin, DrPH 
Division Chair & Professor, Health Promotion and Education & Director, Iowa Center on Health Disparities and 

Mark Grey, PhD 
Faculty - Professor of Anthropology and Director, The Iowa Center for Immigrant Leadership and Integration 
University of Northern Iowa 

Summary: 

The Midwest is changing rapidly due to globalization, human migration, and new economic patterns. Immigrants and refugees are among the fastest growing populations in this region of the United States, with a significant number employed in farming, meatpacking, and related agricultural industries. This webinar describes these new demographic patterns, discusses their implications from a public health standpoint, and provides general strategies for professionals working with immigrant and refugee employees in the agricultural jobs. 

Objectives: 
- To understand the changing demographics of the Midwest; 
- To analyze the implications of these demographic changes for the health of agricultural workers; and 
- To gain strategies for working effectively in the public health field with immigrant and refugee agricultural workers 

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Contact: Natalie Roy - [email protected] or Stacey Jenkins - [email protected]