4381.0 Immigrant Health and Health Access for Undocumented Individuals

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 4:30 PM
The purpose of this presentation is to present the participants with strategies to help improve the health care of immigrant populations. In particular, the presentations will focus on social worker competencies, collaborative endeavors, and spiritual beliefs that influence the health of immigrant populations as well as the practice methods of public health social workers.
Session Objectives: 1. To list strategies for engaging immigrant populations into community-based health care. 2. Describe dimensions of chronic illness, health behaviors, coping mechanisms, and interest in health programs among Latinos in Oregon. 3. Describe the physical and mental health burdens of abused South Asian women. 4. Identify the influence of spirituality and religiosity on health/mental health of immigrants
Robert H. Keefe, PhD, ACSW
Kim D. Jaffee, MSW,PhD

4:30 PM
Breaking Barriers to Health Care: Social Work Competencies for Engaging Immigrant Populations
Jennifer Davidow, MSW, Amie Koehn, MSW, BS, Julie Miller-Cribbs, PhD, John Gaudet, MPH, BS, ADN and Gena Massey, LCSW
4:50 PM
Designing Programs to Meet Health Needs of Immigrant and Undocumented Individuals: A Collaborative Approach
Chad P. Cheriel, PhD, Anissa R. Rogers, PhD, LCSW and Maria E. Ruiz, PhD

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Organized by: Social Work

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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