Beyond Newsletters and Brochures: Communicating Findings to Study Participants and Community Members of a NIEHS/EPA Children’s Center
Daniel S. Madrigal
Community Outreach Coordinator
Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health (CERCH)
Mr. Madrigal is the community outreach coordinator for the Center for Environmental Research and Children’s Health (CERCH). Part of the Center’s work is on the environmental hazards to the Latino farmworker community in the Salinas Valley, California. The keystone project of CERCH in this community is CHAMACOS, a longitudinal birth cohort study. Mr. Madrigal coordinates various strategies to share study findings with participants, local community members, and policy makers as well as activities to increase awareness and knowledge about children’s environmental health among low income Latino communities statewide. Additionally, Mr. Madrigal acts as a liaison to communicate community needs and priorities with study researchers. Community engagement and outreach strategies have included: a community advisory board, a farmworker council, a grower council, community forums, health education presentations, puppet shows for children, a youth empowerment group, a prenatal environmental health kiosk, and a robust web presence. He holds an MPH in epidemiology and biostatistics from the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley, and has previous experience as a health educator in similar communities.
The webinar was held on October 21, 2011. You can view the presentation here.
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