3118.0 Barriers and enablers promoting or impeding prevention and wellness of immigrants and refugees

Monday, October 29, 2012: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Session Objectives: Describe the prenatal and postpartum challenges faced by pregnant refugees who have recently resettled in the U.S. Identify two educational topics relevant to pregnant and post-partum refugee women. Identify factors that strengthen mental and somatic health among trauma-exposed refugees Describe the role of a patient navigator in promoting prevention and wellness in underserved population and identify 2 best practice strategies utilized by a patient navigator to improve health access and prevention Identify three reasons why it is important to take migration history as part of the screening of foreign-born populations. Describe methods to increase accurate screening and provision of recommended screening and immunizations to foreign-born populations. Describe the barriers that Afghan refugees and other Asian immigrants face when trying to access U.S. health, mental health, education, and social services. Explain the central role of “point people” in enabling the wellness of refugees. List the recommendations related to “point person” outreach programs for effective refugee resettlement and healthy communities.

Toward addressing the prenatal and postpartum needs of refugee women: A pregnancy support group evaluation
Chloe Polutnik, Jennifer Hebert-Beirne, PhD, MPH and Hannah Hoover, MPH, CHES
Predicting positive health outcomes in trauma-exposed refugees
Bengt Arnetz, MD, PhD, MPH, MscEp, Carissa Broadbridge, MA, Judith Arnetz, PhD, MPH and Hikmet J. Jamil, MD,PhD,FFOMI
Promotion of prevention and wellness in urban underserved Asian immigrant and refugee populations through a Patient Navigator model
Kimberly Chang, MD, Jinyoung Chun, Gerelmaa Bataa, Judy Nguyen, Xuan Huong (Andie) Nguyen, Christine Solis, Letida Sot, Sophalla Touch, Quyen Vo, Susan Yoon, Sydney Yu, Kwee Say, BS, Stella Han and Phyllis Pei, MA, MBA, RN

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Organized by: Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health
Endorsed by: Public Health Nursing, Socialist Caucus, Community Health Workers, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

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