Public health impacts of migration, civil unrest and war
Wednesday, November 6, 2013: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Two major wars in the present decade, the Arab Spring, continuing rebel movements across the globe, and drone attacks, have led to the highest levels of dispacement, increased suicides among veterans and great mortality and morbidity among youth and children. In light on these on-going conflicts, this important session addresses several areas of need by improving our understanding of their impacts on the mental health needs of those affected, such as veterans and immigrants; it also describes public health approaches and challenges to providing culturally competent care to these populations, and presenters discuss effective strategies to improve access to care and overall health.
Session Objectives: Discuss the needs of and identify challenges in providing care to those affected by conflict, and describe successful public health strategies in providing culturally appropriate care to such populations.
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Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Medical Care
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)