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Environmental and Occupational Health Screening Questions for the Primary Care Setting
Preguntas para sondear en los lugares de atension a la salud

Resource Topic: Clinical Issues, Quality Improvement, Special and Vulnerable Populations, Social Determinants of Health

Year Developed: 2017

Resource Type: Publication

Primary Audience: Administrative Staff C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, COOs, CMOs, etc) Clinicians Enabling Staff Outreach Staff
Secondary Audience: Board of Directors PCAs

Language: English and Spanish

Developed by: Migrant Clinicians Network (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: Three concise and effective environmental/occupational health screening questions for the primary care provider. Electronic Health Record Version 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.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,375,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.