3018.0 National and international policies to address immigrant and refugee health

Monday, October 27, 2008: 8:30 AM
This panel will address key areas of research and international policy on immigrant and refugee health. Presentations in this session will focus on specific case studies from which broader lessons will be drawn. Topics include the analysis of comparative health policy and quality of care received by immigrants in Europe, Israel and the US; international health prevention and screening proposals addressing the health needs of immigrants and refugees worldwide; and interdisciplinary guidelines for building international collaborations.
Session Objectives: 1. Identify critical areas of research and policy addressing the unmet needs of immigrants and refugees worldwide. 2. Understand the need for international partnerships and research collaborations addressing major issues on refugee and immigrant health. 3. Comprehend the similarities and differences in health care access and utilization of immigrants and refugees in different nations. 4. Propose innovative guidelines in the field of international health policy aimed at addressing the health needs of refugees and immigrants in a globalized world.

8:30 AM
Building a comprehensive refugee health screening program
Umair A. Shah, MD, MPH, Carolyn S. Fruthaler, MD, Carrie L. Robertson, MSN, RNC and Mary Halverson, MS, RN
8:50 AM
International collaborations to prevent transmission of diseases and improve immigrant and refugee health
Maria Cano, MD, MPH, Terry Comans, MPA, Mary Naughton, MD, MPH, Drew Posey, MD, MPH, Pamela McSpadden, Rossanne Philen, MD and Luis Ortega, MD, MPH
9:10 AM
State, citizenship and health policy in an age of global mobility: A comparative study of Germany and Israel
Nadav Davidovitch, MD, MPH, PhD, Nora Dalia Gottlieb, MA, MSC and Dani Filc, MD, PhD

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Organized by: Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus