Building capacity and partnership with bhutanese refugees to access well-women preventive & health services
Learning Areas:Administration, management, leadership
Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Chronic disease management and prevention
Diversity and culture
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Describe the social, political and cultural factors that forced the Bhutanese to become refugees in Nepal. Discuss the partnership’s 4-step strategy that has enabled the Bhutanese community in Tucson to build its competence and confidence to effectively promote and access well-women’s educational and clinical services, including breast and cervical cancer screening.
Keyword(s): Community-Based Partnership, Women's Health
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have more than 30 years international and domestic experience bridging theory and practice as a public health practitioner and academic, including 18 years in developing countries with the World Health Organization, the Public Health Institute, Johns Hopkins University and as tenured faculty at the University of Otago, Department of Public Health, Christchurch, New Zealand. While at Johns Hopkins University I traveled frequently to Nepal to provide technical assistance and operations research in reproductive health.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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