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Webinar: Refugee Health: Public Health Promotion and Disease Prevention through Culturally Competent Care Training Navigation
March 13, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Monday, March 13, 2017 • 12-1:30pm EST • Webinar
This webinar presentation explores refugee resettlement, health surveillance methods that help identify health conditions among newly arriving refugees, and the impact of refugee health from multiple perspectives. During 2016, approximately 80,000 refugees and other entrants were resettled into virtually every state in the US as part of the federal refugee resettlement program. Refugees bring with them a variety of health conditions and health needs that are important to address in order for them to achieve the self-sufficiency required for success resettlement. As refugees represent multiple cultures and speak many different languages, integration into local society requires that communities be competent to address the cultural and communication needs of their new community members.
By the end of the webinar participants will be able to:
- Describe the processes involved in refugee resettlement into the US
- Identify various health surveillance methods currently in place in the US that help identify health conditions among newly arriving refugees including chronic conditions and communicable diseases
- Discuss the impact of refugee health from the perspective of the refugee as a community member, an employee, and a consumer of healthcare