Migrant Clinicians Network Webcast-Diabetes and Special Populations

07/16/2019 - 07/16/2019

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12:00-1:00 PM CST

The HRSA Diabetes Quality Improvement Initiative is an agency-wide effort to improve diabetes outcomes and lower health care costs.  MCN is working in support of the Improvement Initiative by assisting you to access resources and develop performance improvement skills that will enable you to address diabetes care and prevention in your mobile and agricultural worker populations. Diabetes care is a complex mix that includes medication, as well as education, self-care behaviors and continuity of care. Adding the factors of mobility, immigration status and culture takes the challenge to another level.


1. Describe the intent of the HRSA Diabetes Quality Improvement Initiative

2. Describe at least one relevant approach to diabetes care for agricultural workers
3. Utilize UDS data metrics for monitoring diabetes performance
4. Access resources for diabetes prevention and outcomes improvement for the agricultural worker population.

This webinar will include the following:
• Overview of the HRSA Diabetes Quality Improvement Initiative goals
• Factors that impact the prevention and care of diabetes in the agricultural worker population, including mobility, culture, trauma, etc.
• Relevant approaches to diabetes care for mobile populations and agricultural workers, such as team-based care.
• Relevant data metrics for monitoring diabetes performance
• Resources available for diabetes performance improvement

Speaker: Candace Kugel 

Ms. Candace Kugel, FNP, CNM, MS, has over 30 years’ experience in health care for the underserved. She is a Family Nurse Practitioner and Certified Nurse-Midwife with extensive expertise in training and technical assistance to under-resourced communities and working to provide health services to farmworkers, immigrant workers and families and other underserved populations. She has worked in various clinical settings, including family planning, migrant health, community health centers, and private practice. She currently works as a Clinical Specialist for the Migrant Clinicians Network and as a Clinical Consultant for the HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care.

Ms. Kugel has extensive experience in the US and internationally with training of community health workers and health education using popular education methodology. She has written and provided continuing education on cultural competency, women’s health access and services in under-resourced settings, and many other topics.

For more information contact Christina Brito-Tigerina