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Social and political geography on practices to improve health among refugees and immigrant communities
Monday, November 17, 2014: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
The effect of social and geographical space on health cannot be overemphasized. How refugees and immigrants experience these dimensions on their health and well-being is essential for improving access to health services and their overall health. The proposed session will examine these issues and demonstrate ways of improving social and political space to improve refugee and immigrant health
Session Objectives: Identify gaps in humanitarian settings and targeted areas for gender-specific interventions.
Demonstrate results of a successful interventions that provides environmental and health gains for women and children refugees.
Identify the benefits of access to farmers' markets among refugee and immigrant populations in underserved communities.
Describe immigrant menís perspectives on their community as they relate to barriers to meeting their health care needs.
Discuss the variability in the immigrant sex worker industry in a new receiving city
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Organized by: Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health
Endorsed by: Latino Caucus, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)