Webinar: Supporting Refugees: A Background and How to Best Serve Them
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This webinar enabled participants to understand the pathway and process on obtaining refugee status, learn about required health screenings and other health protocols for refugees, and hear a clinical perspective for providing care to refugees.

8/31/2016
When: Wednesday, August 31, 2016
12:00 - 1:30 PM PDT
Where: Online
Contact: Jessica Burkard
206-519-5045

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Recent media has highlighted the many challenges refugees across the world are encountering due to hardships in their home countries. The United States hosts many refugees through a robust program with the help of regional refugee resettlement agencies. Refugees are a vulnerable population that often need assistance in obtaining support and health services. Community health centers are in a perfect position to work with local agencies to support refugee services and care. This webinar enabled participants to learn more about the pathway of refugees and how to best serve them.

•         Understand the pathway and process on obtaining refugee status
•         Learn about required health screenings and other health protocols for refugees
•         Hear a clinical perspective for providing care to refugees

Speakers: 
•         Jennifer Malloy - Office of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance
•         Jasmine Matheson - Washington State Department of Health, Refugee Health Program
•         Margaret Mortimer - Family Medicine Residency of Idaho

 

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