2015 Peer Learning Community Call Series
NWRPCA strives to provide different opportunities for member and stakeholder participation. In 2015, we have launched a series of Peer Learning Community Calls for outreach and enrollment and the community health improvement program. The goal of these calls is to provide an informal setting where participants can learn, ask questions of a subject matter expert (SME), and share best practices. The goal is to replicate the organic conversations that occur naturally at conferences or other networking events. These events are free of charge, anyone can attend, and address a diverse set of topics. Please note: meeting notes, a recording, and registration will not be available for these events.
Immigration 101 – the Basics
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 | Noon - 1:00pm PST
Dial: 1-866-453-5550 Code: 2899747
Immigration law and policy have many complex layers. There are unfamiliar terms used and concepts that can be challenging for individuals to understand. Community health centers encounter immigrant populations through provided services and/or outreach. Understanding the fundamentals of immigration concepts and terminology can help CHCs better serve this population. Join us to explore and discuss:
· Immigration basics, background, and the current legislative environment
· What are the different ways an immigrant can gain legal status?
· What is the difference between an immigrant with legal status and an undocumented immigrant?
· Subject matter expert: Roger Rosenthal, J.D., Executive Director, Migrant Legal Action Program, Washington, DC
Mr. Rosenthal is an attorney who has trained on the issue of immigration policy at the National Farmworker Health Conference and all of the migrant stream health forums, including conducting intensives on the issue. He has also trained on this issue at both the Spring and Fall Primary Care Conferences for NWRPCA and will be presenting a session this fall at the Primary Care Conference in Seattle. These sessions have been extremely well-received because of Roger’s ability to translate complex legal and policy issues into easily understood concepts.
Roger is the co-author, with several migrant health staff, of the bilingual publication, “The Silent Crisis: How to Do Outreach in an Anti-Immigrant Climate” found at http://www.outreach-partners.org/other/anti-immigrant-climate
Mr. Rosenthal has worked in this field for more than 35 years. He is a graduate of Yale College and Georgetown University Law Center