Environmental and Occupational Screening Questions for the Primary Care Setting
Preguntas para sondear en los lugares de atencion a la salud
Resource Topic: Outreach, Clinical Issues, Quality Improvement, Special and Vulnerable Populations, Social Determinants of Health
Year Developed: 2007
Resource Type: Publication
Primary Audience: Administrative Staff
C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, COOs, CMOs, etc)
Secondary Audience: Board of Directors
Language: English and Spanish
Migrant Clinicians Network
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Resource Summary: Three concise and effective environmental/occupational health screening questions for the primary care provider. English/Spanish resource
Resource Details: Immigrant and migrant populations work in some of the riskiest industries in the country including agriculture, forestry, fishing and construction. Immigrants have higher rates of injury and fatality compared to workers in other sectors. In fact, foreign born workers are more likely to die on the job than those born in the U.S. MCN recognizes that migrant clinicians, like the majority of primary health care providers, lack expertise in recognizing and managing work-related injuries and illnesses. Given the competing demands and severe time constraints in primary care, clinicians struggle with ways to incorporate occupational medicine into their day-to-day efforts.