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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
Session: Issues of Security and Political Context in Addressing the Needs of Refugees and Immigrants
4210.0: Tuesday, December 13, 2005: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Issues of Security and Political Context in Addressing the Needs of Refugees and Immigrants
This session examines the role of political context and location in addressing health issues in vulnerable refugee and immigrant communities. Papers will discuss a variety of issues including the assessment of torture claims, the impact of 9/11, and critical health care issues for refugee and immigrant communities in international settings.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the session, the participant (learner) will be able to: 1. recognize the influence of political context on the health of refugee and immigrant populations; 2. identify critical health services that should be available in humantarian emergencies; 3. describe the ways in which security and political issues affect health and well-being of refugee and immigrant populations. ways to address political context in the implementation of health services and programs.
Moderator(s):Arlene Michaels Miller, PhD, RN
2:30 PMSouth Asian Muslim Women's Health in the post 9/11 security regime
Nalini Visvanathan, PhD, MPH
2:50 PMPatterns of use of health services among recent Israeli immigrants from the former Soviet Union and Ethiopia: Ten years after the Israeli National Health Insurance Law  [ Recorded presentation ]
Nadav Davidovitch, MD, Dani Filc, MD, PhD, Ran D. Balicer, MD, Danny Vardi, MD, Shifra Shvarts, Pro
3:10 PMAssessing claim of torture: Lessons from Doctors of the World USA's Human Rights Clinic
Rachel Porter, Eva E. Metalios, MD, Elizabeth Singer, MD, Gary Stadtmauer, MD
3:30 PMLife-saving reproductive health care for sudanese refugees in Chad: Ignored and neglected  [ Recorded presentation ]
Sandra Krause, RN, MPH, Julia Matthews, MPH, Wilma Doedens, MD, MPH
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health
Endorsed by:Women's Caucus
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition (December 10-14, 2005) of APHA