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Barriers and enablers promoting or impeding health among immigrants and refugees communities 1
Monday, November 17, 2014: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
The increase in the number of refugees and immigrants populations globally, and domestically in the US, calls for examining barriers they experience as they adjust to their new environment, specifically the challenges they experience in maintaining their health. In addition, it is also important to examine what enablers promote health among these populations. As such, the proposed session will address these issues and demonstrate ways in which health professionals can be of assistance to refugees and immigrants in improving their health.
Session Objectives: Discuss barriers that impede refugees and immigrants' health
Identify enablers that promote refugees and immigrants' health
Describe ways of improving health among refugees and immigrants' populations
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Organized by: Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health
Endorsed by: Latino Caucus, Population, Reproductive and Sexual Health, Socialist Caucus, Breastfeeding Forum, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)
Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)