On-farm health screening needs of immigrant dairy workers
Class Experience Level
Beginner, Intermediate

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This presentation will discuss the results of a pilot study done to determine the health needs of dairy workers and the feasibility of on-farm health risk screenings.  Findings suggest there is a need and interest for on-farm health risk screenings and education among immigrant dairy workers. Addressing known barriers to health should be paramount to the organization of on-farm health risk screenings.  

Speaker Bio

Dr. Anabel Rodriguez, Ph.D., MPH is the proud daughter of Mexican immigrants and migrant farmworkers from the Rio Grande Valley and an Assistant Professor in Epidemiology at the UTHealth Houston School of Public Health, Outreach Program Director for the Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, and serves as Core Director for the Preparedness of Small Rural Healthcare Systems at the Texas Epidemic Public Health Institute. For the past nine years, Dr. Rodriguez’s research and outreach efforts have focused on improving occupational health and well-being among immigrant agricultural working populations. Most recently, her work has focused on the identification and prevention of tuberculosis, healthcare access and barriers, vaccine-preventable infectious diseases, and facilitating on-farm vaccinations for agricultural workers (and their families) in the Texas Panhandle, Rio Grande Valley, and El Paso.  

In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her two Goldendoodles—Shiner and Tejas—and husband, Grady, and kayaking, mountain biking, and gardening.  

This presentation addresses improving health literacy and increasing health equity through information. This follows NLM’s Goal 1 of accelerating discovery and advancing health through data-driven research and Goal 2.4 of enhancing information delivery.  

This class is for educational and informational purposes in alignment with NNLM goals and does not offer medical advice.

By registering for this class, you are agreeing to the NNLM Code of Conduct

Sponsored by the Network of the National Library of Medicine, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.00 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0.00.

Up to 1 CPH Recertification Credits may be earned at this event.


By the end of this presentation, the audience will be able to:  

  • Recognize sociodemographic and occupational characteristics of dairy workers.

  • Review on-farm health risk screening needs of dairy workers

  • Interpret findings for evidence-based practice (EBP) planning for improving the health and well-being of dairy workers by addressing known barriers to health when organizing on-farm health risk screenings.

Class Recording

Class Details

Date(s): July 12, 2023
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Platform: Zoom
CE Credits: 1.00
CE Categories: CHES, CHIS Level 1
Class Experience Level: Beginner, Intermediate
This class is sponsored by Region 3.

Class Contacts

Host/Instructor: Brandon Kennedy
Technical Assistance: Sarah Dickey

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