Monday September 10, 2018 at 8:00 AM CST
Wednesday September 12, 2018 at 5:30 PM CST

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Harrah's New Orleans Hotel
228 Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70130


Rates and Reservations

Room rates are $128/night for single/double occupancy.  Room rates are available until August 19th, so reserve now.

To book your reservations online, please visit:  2018 Midwest Stream Forum - Harrah's New Orleans Hotel

For phone reservations, call the Harrah's New Orleans Hotel directly at:  1-877-466-7847 and identify yourself as a group member of the Midwest Stream Forum for Agricultural Worker Health when placing reservations.  A $15 fee will be assessed for phone reservations.

Transportation Services 

Located in the heart of the city, the hotel is approximately 30 minutes from the airport, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International, and is easily accessible via I-10 or Earhart Expressway.  For transportation information, visit www.flymsy.com/groundtransportation.

Louis Armstrong International Airport 

The airport currently hosts 14 airlines and serves 55 nonstop destinations with approximately 150 daily departures.  Approximately 15 miles to the Harrah's New Orleans Hotel. Visit www.flymsy.com for more information.


Taxi service is available on demand at Louis Armstrong International Airport. One way taxi fares cost approximately $36.00 from the airport for up to two passengers.  For three or more passengers, the advertised fare is $15.00 per passenger.


Airport Shuttle service is available for a discounted rate of $20.00 per person one way or $40.00 per person round trip, but must use the link shown below for the discount.  These fares include three bags per person. Additional baggage may be subject to additional fees.  For more information, visit Midwest Stream Forum for Agricultural Worker Health Discounted Airport Shuttle.

Rental Cars

Louis Armstrong International Airport has rental car companies available just a short walk away from the main terminal.  For contact information, please visit www.flymsy.com/rentalinformation.


Sylvia Gomez
National Center for Farmworker Health, Inc





The National Center for Farmworker Health, Inc. cordially invites all professionals throughout the field of agricultural worker health to our annual conference in New Orleans, LA.

NOTE:  Hotel rooms are still available for 9/10 - 9/13, group number:  S09AMS8.  After 8/26, the group rate is based on availability only - contact Sylvia Gomez at (512) 312-5459 or email, gomez@ncfh.org, after 8/26, to check on rate availability, or if any questions.

The 28th Annual Midwest Stream Forum for Agricultural Worker Health, produced by the National Center for Farmworker Health, Inc., is an annual conference that provides quality, agricultural worker specific, professional development experiences for individuals in all disciplines within agricultural-worker health. The Forum offers a diverse program featuring sessions on clinical topics, lay health outreach, research, and leadership development. Participants will have the opportunity to obtain continuing education credits. Join your colleagues in New Orleans, LA for information-packed sessions.

Who Should Attend…

Health care providers, administrators, board members, health educators, lay health professionals including Community Health Workers and Promotores(as), students, researchers, agricultural workers and co-sponsors are invited to assemble and share new ideas, learn innovative strategies, and enhance their skills in health care delivery for the migrant and seasonal agricultural worker population. Individuals and organizations working with the Agricultural Worker community, as well as rural populations and/or other vulnerable populations, will find benefit in the educational content offered. With the purpose of supporting champions in increasing quality and access to care for Agricultural Workers, the Forum emphasizes the exchange of information on model programs, new resources and tools, and the latest research and trends in agricultural work.

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) will be available through recognized accrediting bodies in Nursing (CNE), Medical (CME), Social Work (CEU), and Texas Community Health Workers (non-certified DSHS CEUs). CEUs are currently being requested from the appropriate specialty organizations. Applying for multiple disciplines is accepted and applications are free.

Registration Rates 

Each paid registrant will be provided with a conference program and bag, admittance into all workshops, discussion groups, a Welcome Reception, a Lunch on Tuesday, a Lunch Keynote presentation on Wednesday, a breakfast Tuesday & Wednesday, snacks, and beverages.

Early Bird Registration Fee                $300
Standard Fee (after August 24)          $350
Daily Registration                               $175  Early $150

Community Health Worker/Student    $200 Early $150


We are excited to be offering group discounts this year! 3 registrants or more from the same organization qualify for a discounted registration fee of Early Bird $250 and Standard Fee (after August 24th) of $300. All three registrants must be from the same organization. Please email Sylvia Gomez at gomez@ncfh.org for more information and to receive the PROMO CODE to be entered at time of registration.

Once registered, a confirmation email will be sent to you. Please check your Inbox and Spam folder for confirmation.

Please note: presenters, co-presenters receiving a discount, and individuals receiving Training Stipends are not eligible to be counted toward the discounted registration. Cancellation Policy:  If you cannot attend, you may send a substitue.  Full refunds will only be provided if notification of cancellation is sent prior to 5:00 PM CST on August 27th.  No refunds provided after August 27th.

 Preliminary Program with Session Descriptions

Schedule and times subject to change.

NOTE: Hotel special rates have been extended until August 26th. After that date, or if no availability, contact Sylvia Gomez, (512) 312-5459 or gomez@ncfh.org.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under cooperative agreement number U30CS09737, Training and Technical Assistance National Cooperative Agreement for $1,433,856 with 22% of the total NCA project financed with non-federal sources.  This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.