3322.0 Innovative public health initiatives that promote wellbeing and enhance prevention in immigrant and refugee communities

Monday, October 29, 2012: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Session Objectives: Describe the use of an electronic health record and specific demographic data to improve hepatitis B testing and management. Identify one role an electronic health record can play in decreasing disparities in immigrant populations. Describe the experience of one General Hospital in designing an effective and financially sustainable refugee healthcare model. Discuss key steps to take in the process of engaging key stakeholders in the community at every stage of a community based participatory approach to research in refugee communities. Analyze the feasibility of using hand held technology and a community based participatory research approach (CBPA) in identifying key health concerns that impact largely non-English speaking refugee community. Describe the benefits of the CBPA in building community capacity to conduct research in refugee communities. Identify barriers experienced by refugee communities pre- and post resettlement period. Explain how the use of community health workers facilitate increased knowledge and capacity within refugee communities. Understand Community health Workers (CHWs) effectiveness in chronic disease programs for Asian American immigrants

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Organized by: Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health
Endorsed by: Community Health Workers

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)