Online Program

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.
Slande Celeste, MPH, MCHES

Engaging veterans in conversations about health: A community partnership to promote health   
Anita D. Misra-Hebert, M.D., Laura E. Santurri, PhD, MPH, CPH, Richard DeChant, Brook Watts, M.D., M.S. and David Aron, M.D., M.S.
Improving access to healthcare for immigrants: Lessons learned through research and practice   
Solange Muller, MPH, Hank Schmidt, MD, PhD and Audrey Waltner, MPH
Serving together: Strengthening linkages between military families, clinical providers and community resources   
Sally A. Koblinsky, PhD, Suzanne M. Randolph, PhD, Stefanie Moreno, LCSW-C and Jessica McNurlen Fuchs, MA, CRC

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

Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Medical Care

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