Session: Strategies for Reaching Refugee and Immigrant Populations
5012.0: Wednesday, November 19, 2003: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Strategies for Reaching Refugee and Immigrant Populations
Refugees and immigrants frequently have limited access to information about health risks, and reduced access to health care services, when compared to native-born populations. Differences from native populations in language and in access to social capital may limit the information about health risks and health care opportunities. Health care providers may lack cultural competency to serve diverse immigrant groups. This session examines diverse strategies for reducing these barriers and improving the health care services and health information available to refugees and immigrants.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to: 1) identify barriers to information about health risks and barriers to access to health care experienced by refugee and immigrant populations in the United States; 2) discuss interventions that may reduce barriers to health information and health-care utilzation among refugees and immigrants; 3) evaluate strategies to inform refugee and immigrant populations about health risks and to provide health care services to these populations.
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Moderator(s):Rhonda Sarnoff, DrPH, MSPH
8:30 AMWelcoming Remarks
8:35 AMBringing health information to immigrants: The role of ethnic media
Grace J. Yoo, MPH, PhD, Regina Lagman, BS, BA, Lisa Sun-Hee Park, PhD
8:50 AMTools for monitoring and training health care practitioners serving immigrant populations
Miguel Tirado, PhD, David Thom, MD, PhD
9:05 AMImpact of care coordination on limited English proficient children's use of health services in a Medicaid managed care setting
Troy A. Jacobs, MD, MPH, Elinor A Graham, MD, MPH, Jane Cover, MPH, Tao S. Kwan-Gett, MD, MPH
9:20 AMChronic health conditions among refugees in San Francisco: Developing, implementing and evaluating culturally appropriate programs that address behaviors, lifestyles and refugee experiences
Patricia Erwin, MPH, Yin Yan Leung, MPH, Linette Escobar, MA
9:35 AMDiscussion
9:55 AMConcluding Remarks
Organized by:Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health
Endorsed by:Asian Pacific Islander Caucus of APHA; Community Health Workers SPIG; International Health; Latino Caucus; Maternal and Child Health; Occupational Health and Safety; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; Socialist Caucus; Vietnam Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing, Pharmacy

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA