3104.0 Policy Options and Systems Strategies for Decreasing Health Access Disparities for Immigrants to US

Monday, November 8, 2010: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
This session will describe immigration policies and their impact on health care services. Presentations will address mental health issues of detention and deportation; language barriers; and the role of safetynet providers and medical homes.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe key elements of immigration health care policies and their impact on providing sensitive service to immigrants 2. Identify strategies to address impact of detention and deportation and mental health distress 3. Discuss the variation in current state policies to address language barriers to health care services

Welcoming refugees home: How a patient-centered medical home can improve care for refugees
Hend Azzerayer, MPH, Rickie O. Brawer, PhD MPH, Marc Altshuler, MD, Kevin Scott, MD, James Plumb, MD, MPH and Julianne Ramic
Immigrant-sensitive health and social services in the aftermath of intensified detention and deportation: Practice and policy recommendations promoting immigrant integration across settings
Ester R. Shapiro, PhD, Hercilia Corona-Ordoņez, MA, Celeste Atallah-Gutierrez, MS, Darcy Alcantara, BA and Esroruleh Tamim Mohammad, BA
Improving Medical Care for Detained Immigrants
Nicole Therrien, MBA-HCM and Angela Mattie, MPH, JD

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

Organized by: Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health
Endorsed by: Latino Caucus, Socialist Caucus, Social Work

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