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Session: Innovative Programs for Refugees and Immigrants
3166.0: Monday, November 8, 2004: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Innovative Programs for Refugees and Immigrants
Many sessions sponsored by the Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health have described the special health risks and needs experienced by refugee and immigrant populations, and the social, cultural and institutional barriers that limit these populationsí access to health education and health care. This session will be devoted to presentations that describe innovative programs and policies to overcome barriers and address needs. Presentations will discuss both United States and international examples. Speakers will discuss the special concerns that led to the development of particular programs, as well as criteria for evaluating the success of interventions.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) will be able to 1. explain the challenges of program development to address health education and health care needs of refugee and immigrant populations; 2. list strategies that can increase the success of health interventions targeted for refugee and immigrant populations; 3. develop criteria to evaluate the success of program interventions for refugee and immigrant populations.
Presider(s):Harvey Weinstein, Md, MPH
12:30 PMImmigrant enclaves and health care institutions: Strategies for identifying and mobilizing community resources to meet local needs  [ Recorded presentation ]
Joshua S. Yang, MPH
12:50 PMSARS & beyond: An innovative communicable disease program for Chinese immigrants and asylees  [ Recorded presentation ]
Patricia Erwin, MPH, Cheuk Yee Charlene Au, BS
1:10 PMWithdrawn -- Sex outside the city: Enhancing health strategies for rural migrants
Christie K. Vila, PhD, Lee Crandall, PhD
1:30 PMTransitioning health care from emergency aid to sustainable reconstruction and development  [ Recorded presentation ]
Stephen V. Redding, Richard Brennan, Dr
1:50 PMAn Integrative Approach to Treatment: Working with Survivors of Torture and Refugee Trauma Through Feeding, Dancing, and Socializing
Serena Chaudhry, MPH, MSW
2:10 PMDiscussion
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health
Endorsed by:Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Community Health Workers SPIG; Public Health Education and Health Promotion
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA