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To Ask or Not to Ask: The Critical Role of the Primary Care Provider in Screening for Occupational Injuries and Exposures

Liebman, Amy K. MPA, MA; Rowland, Michael MD, MPH

Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: March-April 2009 - Volume 15 - Issue 2 - p 173–175
doi: 10.1097/01.PHH.0000346016.20264.60
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This commentary describes the patient care issues that clinicians face with migrant and seasonal farmworkers in the United States. It provides solutions for reducing occupational injuries and exposures.

Amy K. Liebman, MPA, MA, is Director, Environmental and Occupational Health Initiatives, Migrant Clinicians Network, Quantico, Maryland.

Michael Rowland, MD, MPH, is Medical Director, Maine Migrant Health Program, Augusta, Maine.

Corresponding Author: Amy K. Liebman, MPA, MA, Environmental and Occupational Health Initiatives, Migrant Clinicians Network, 5210 River Circle, Quantico, MD 21856 (aliebman@migrantclinician.org).

Funding for the project Saving Lives by Changing Practices was provided by the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticide Programs (T-832731-01).

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.