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2017 East Coast Migrant Stream Forum

Begun by NCCHCA in 1988, the Forum is the oldest annual conference dedicated to improving health outcomes and health care delivery to agricultural workers and their families on the East Coast. It was created for health care providers, outreach workers, and front-line staff that are employed by federally-funded Migrant and Community Health Centers.

10/12/2017 to 10/14/2017
When: October 12-14, 2017
Where: Renaissance Atlanta Waverly
2450 Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia  30339
United States
Contact: Mel Goodwin

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October 12-14, 2017 Renaissance Atlanta Waverly 2450 Galleria Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339



Training Stipends



Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities

Steve Shore Community Catalyst Award


Begun by the North Carolina Community Health Center Association in 1988, the East Coast Migrant Stream Forum is an annual conference that offers skills-based training and workforce development opportunities to professionals in the agricultural worker health field.

Through workshops and networking opportunities, attendees are exposed to the latest in workforce development skills training, clinical trends, agricultural worker-specific service delivery models, cutting-edge research, and legislative and funding initiatives.

Educational sessions are skills- and outcome-based, and the conference offers Continuing Medical Education and Continuing Nursing Education credits.

Sessions are organized into five major disciplines:

-Outreach/Lay Health/Community Health Workers

We would like to thank the Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Primary Health Care, and the National Center for Farmworker Health for providing base funding and support for the East Coast Migrant Stream Forum.


Full conference registration is available at the early bird rate of $325. Students, Agricultural Workers, and Lay Health Workers receive an early bird rate of $275. Rates go up by $50 after September 8, 2017.

To register online, scroll up and click the blue 'Register' button near the top of this page. Online registration closes on October 6, 2017. Late registrations processed after October 6th go up by $125. 

Click here for a printable Registration Form. 


Check out our 2017 conference program!


The deadline to submit training stipend applications has passed. If you submitted an application and have questions, please contact Mel Goodwin.


Renaissance Atlanta Waverly
2450 Galleria Parkway

Atlanta, GA 30339
(770) 953-4500

NCCHCA has negotiated a discounted hotel room rate of $139 for single/double rooms. The hotel will honor this group rate until 5pm ET on September 19, 2017, or until the block is sold out, whichever occurs first.

Reserve your room online or by calling Marriott Reservations at (888) 391-8724 and referencing NCCHCA's 30th East Coast Migrant Stream Forum.

There are several other hotels in the area, should the discounted room block above fill up. Here are a few of the available options:

Embassy Suites by Hilton

Hampton Inn and Suites

Sheraton Inn and Suites 


Reach over 200 agricultural worker health professionals from more than 20 states by becoming a sponsor or exhibitor at the 2017 East Coast Migrant Stream Forum. Visit our Sponsor & Exhibitor page for additional information. Please contact Mel Goodwin with any questions.


As a tribute to Steve Shore, NCCHCA's second Executive Director, and his commitment to improving the health and well being of agricultural workers, NCCHCA honors the legacies of others who share this same vision through the Steve Shore Community Catalyst Award. Each year, through a nomination and selection process, NCCHCA identifies one individual, program, or organization whose work has incited positive change in the health and wellness among agricultural workers in an East Coast Migrant Stream Forum state.

Nominations for the 2017 Steve Shore Community Catalyst Award have now closed. Please contact Mel Goodwin with any questions. 

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