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Second Annual Research Training Workshop of the Center of Expertise on Migration and Health

June 20th-24th, 2011, Berkeley and Oakland, California, USA

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The Center of Expertise on Migration and Health

Migration is a global phenomenon involving hundreds of millions of people, with major social and economic impacts on both countries of origin and destinations. In the United States, California is by far the most affected by these population movements. The Center of Expertise on Migration and Health (COEMH) at the University of California (UC) is the first multidisciplinary, university-based program in the world devoted to systematically studying the health consequences of international population movements and developing more effective strategies to address them.

The research agenda at the COEMH focuses on four key areas: behavioral and socio-economic determinants of health, health outcomes in migrants’ communities of origin and destination, child health, and health care delivery and policy.  Scholars from the ten UC campuses have agreed to serve as the Center’s initial core faculty.

Sixth Summer Institute on Migration and Global Health

The COEMH’s Second Annual Research Training Workshop will be held as part of the Sixth Summer Institute on Migration and Global Health, in Berkeley and Oakland, California, on 20-24 June 2011.  The Summer Institute on Migration and Global Health is a five-day course taught by highly recognized international experts that offers a combination of lectures, workshops, and field trips, in various topics related to migration and health.  Participants will be able to learn about the relationship between migration and global health from different medical, sociological and political perspectives, as well as learn specific tools that facilitate research and health promotion among migrant populations.  Each annual Summer Institute showcases new research and topics, and participants can look forward to dynamic and engaging presenters and an agenda packed with the most relevant and pregressive topics.

A selection of papers presented at the workshop will be edited for publication as a special issue in FACTS Reports, entitled “Migration and Global Health”.

Tentative Agenda and Participants

MONDAY, JUNE 20

Location: University of California Berkeley, Alumni House (Berkeley, CA)

8:00 – 8:45 Registration

8:45 – 9:00 Inaugural event

Xochitl Castañeda, Director Health Initiative of the Americas, UC Berkeley

George Breslauer, Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost, UC Berkeley

Stephen Shortell, Dean School of Public Health, UC Berkeley

Marc Schenker, Co-Director UC Center of Expertise on Migration and Health

9:00 - 9:45 Mexico’s Strategy to Health Services for Migrant Populations

José Angel Córdova, Secretary of Health of Mexico  

9:45 – 10:00 Discussion

10:00 - 10:15 Break

10:15 - 11:00  Historic and Current Trends for Global Migration

Leora Lawton, UC Berkeley  

11:00 – 11:15 Discussion

11:15 – 12:00  What is Migrant Health?  

Alfonso Rodriguez-Lainz, CDC

12:00 – 12:15 Discussion

12:15 – 13:30  Lunch Break (on your own)

13:30 – 14:15 Global Climate Change and the Effects on Migration

David Kyle, UC Davis  

14:15 – 14:30 Discussion

14:30 - 15:15 Immigration Status and Other Realities: Health in Migrant and Farmworker Communities in the U.S.

Bruce Goldstein and Carlos Ugarte, Farmworker Justice

15:15 – 15:30 Discussion

15:30 – 15:45 Break

15:45 – 16:15 Immigrant populations and the US Health Care Reform

Stephen Shortell, UC Berkeley

16:15 – 16:30 Discussion

16:30 – 18:00 Welcoming reception

TUESDAY, JUNE 21

Location: The California Endowment Oakland Conference Center (Oakland, CA)

Plenary presentations, Laurel Room

8:15 – 8:50 Injury and Violence Prevention among Migrant Populations

Michael Rodriguez, UC Los Angeles

8:50 – 9:00 Discussion

9:00 – 9:35 Presentation Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (TBC)

9:35 – 9:45 Discussion

9:45 – 10:00 Break

10:00 – 10:30 Rural Migration, Population, and Health in Guatemala

David Lopez Carr, UC Santa Barbara

10:30 – 10:40 Discussion

10:40 – 11:10 Migration, Gender and HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa

Carol Camlin, UC San Francisco  

11:10 - 11:20 Discussion

11:20 – 11:50 Infectious diseases at the US-Mexico Border Region  

Steffanie Strathdee, UC San Diego

11:50 – 12:00 Discussion

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch break (on your own)

13:00 - 16:00 Simultaneous Workshops:  

Track 1: Health Promotion for Migrant Populations (Laurel Room)  

Best Practices for Outreaching At-risk Populations for Emergency Preparedness

Coordinators: Xochitl Castañeda and Liliana Osorio, UC Berkeley

Track 2: Data Collection Methodologies for Migrant Populations (Uptown Room)

Introduction to Main Methodologies for Data Collection on Migrant Populations:

Alfonso Rodriguez-Lainz, CDC

Qualitative Data Methodologies:

Kelly Johnson, UC San Francisco

Erin Wilson, San Francisco Department of Public Health

Track 3: COEMH Research Training Workshop (Lake Merritt Room)

Faculty Discussants: Michael Rodriguez and David Lopez Carr

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22

Location: The California Endowment Oakland Conference Center (Oakland, CA)

Plenary sessions, Eastmont Room

8:15 – 8:55 Migration and Health: The Way Forward

Jacqueline Weekers, World Health Organization

8:55 – 9:30 Best Practices to Address Migration and Global Health Issues

Davide Mosca, International Organization for Migration

9:30 – 9:45 Discussion

9:45 - 10:00 Break

10:00 - 10:30 Migration and the Effect on the Wellbeing of Woman and Children

Alison Sutton, UNICEF

10:30 - 10:40 Discussion

10:40 - 11:10 The Role of Community Health Centers in the Health of Migrant Populations

Carmela Castellano-García, California Primary Care Association

11:10 - 11:20 Discussion

11:20 – 11:50 Obesity and Overweight: A Binational Perspective

Sylvia Guendelman, UC Berkeley

11:50 – 12:00 Discussion

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch break (on your own)

13:00 - 16:00 Simultaneous Workshops:

Track 1: Health Promotion for Migrant Populations (Laurel Room)

Use of technology for health promotion purposes among migrant populations.

Perfecto Muñoz, UC Berkeley

Héctor Flores, UC Berkeley

Track 2: Data Collection Methodologies for Migrant Populations (Eastmont Room)   

Respondent Driven Sampling:  

Shaan Chaturvedi and Heidi Frank, UC San Francisco

Track 3: COEMH Research Training Workshop (Lake Merritt Room)

Faculty discussants: Xochitl Castañeda and Shannon Gleeson  

THURSDAY, JUNE 23

Location: The California Endowment Oakland Conference Center (Oakland, CA)

Plenary Sessions, Laurel Room

8:15 – 9:00 Tuberculosis Among Migrant Populations  

Luis Guillermo Vázquez de Lara, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

9:00 – 9:10 Discussion

9:10 – 9:50 The Feminization of Migration and Its Impact on Mental Health

Ericka Cervantes, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo

9:50 – 10:00 Discussion

10:00- 10:15 Break

10:15- 10:25 Introduction to Human Trafficking  

 Liliana Osorio, UC Berkeley

10:25- 11:25 Video “Dying to Leave”

11:25- 11:50 There is Hope!

Alicia Mendez, Human Trafficking Survivors Foundation

11:50- 12:00 Discussion

12:00- 13:00 Lunch break (on your own)

13:00- 16:00 Simultaneous Workshops:

Track 1: Health Promotion for Migrant Populations (Laurel Room)   

Evaluation of programs working with mobile populations

Diana Cassady, UC Davis  

Track 2: Data Collection Methodologies for Migrant Populations (Uptown Room)   

Community based approaches for data collection

David Kyle, UC Davis

Track 3: COEMH Research Training Workshop (Lake Merritt Room)

Faculty discussants: Marc Schenker, Patrick Marius Koga, Ericka Cervantes

FRIDAY, JUNE 24

Location: Clínica de la Raza, Oakland

8:30 – 12:30 Visit to Clínica de La Raza, tour and presentations  

12:30 END OF EVENT

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