3238.0 Immigrant Detention and Public Health: Ensuring Adequate Medical Care for a Vulnerable Population

Monday, November 9, 2009: 12:30 PM
This session will examine the public health concerns surrounding the rapidly expanding practice of detaining immigrants. Detained immigrants represent a rapidly expanding population of people incarcerated in the U.S. and immigrant detention is set to further expand under the Obama Administration. Numerous advocacy and public health organizations have documented the shortcomings of healthcare for persons detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Session Objectives: 1. Define the spectrum of challenges to securing adequate medical care for detained immigrants. 2. Explain systemic problems within the immigration detention system that contribute to medical problems for detainees. 3. Evaluate current proposals for improving detainee medical care.

12:30 PM
12:45 PM
Women's Health in Detention
Meghan Rhoad, JD
1:00 PM
Mental Health in Detention
Allen S. Keller, MD
1:15 PM

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Medical Care
Endorsed by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development, Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health, International Health, Latino Caucus, Socialist Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

See more of: Medical Care