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  • ACOEM Supports Farmworker Health Translation Study

    April 30, 2008

    Giulia Earle-Richardson PhD
    Principal Investigator
    Farmworker Health Translation Study
    NYCAMH - Northeast Center
    Bassett Healthcare
    One Atwell Road
    Cooperstown, NY 13326

    Dear Dr. Earle-Richardson:

    I am writing to express the support of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) for the Farmworker Health Translation Study proposed collaboratively between the Northeast Center for Agricultural Health and the Migrant Clinicians Network.

    ACOEM represents more than 5,000 physicians and other health care professionals specializing in the field of occupational and environmental medicine (OEM). Founded in 1916, ACOEM is the nation's largest medical society dedicated to promoting the health of workers through preventive medicine, clinical care, disability management, research, and education.

    We feel that the Migrant Farmworker Occupational Health Reference Manual, a resource that provides insight into the complex occupational environment of farmworkers, is extremely valuable and we support your research to expand upon this resource, making its contents relevant to many members of the agricultural community, including farmworkers, their employers, migrant clinicians, and other farmworker service providers. This information will be invaluable efforts to effectively meet the needs of vulnerable populations such as migrant and seasonal farmworkers.

    We have actively partnered with MCN for several years through ACOEM’s Section for the Underserved, linking our occupational and environmental resources and expert clinical specialists with MCN’s frontline health care providers. We look forward to continuing this support and providing you and MCN guidance in your combined efforts to bring best practices in occupational medicine to the primary care setting.

    We wish you the best of luck in a favorable review of your application.

    Robert Orford, MD