142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Barriers and Enablers Promoting or Impeding Health and Human Rights of Immigrant and Refugees Communities 3

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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: Identify the contextual (personal, social, cultural, and environmental) factors influencing the health-seeking behaviors of immigrants Identify barriers to health services in refugee and immigrant communities Discuss culturally appropriate way of promoting public health education programs

Board 2
A survey of the health risks and health problems of trafficked adults in contact with health and support services in England
Laura B. Nellums, PhD, Sian Oram, PhD, Kylee Trevillion, PhD, Cathy Zimmerman, PhD and Louise M. Howard, BSc MPhil PhD MRCP MRCPsych
Board 5
Post-resettlement health services: An exploration of perceptions and behaviors of women in the Bhutanese refugee community
Brittney D. Oliver, Doctoral Candidate, Andrew Owusu, PhD, Denise Bates, PhD and Gloria Hamilton, PhD
Board 7
Comparative data in access to care, health knowledge and screening practices among Cuban and Haitian women in South Florida
Martha Gonzalez, MA, Dinah Trevil, BA, Yisel Alonzo, MA, Feng Miao, Tulay Koru-Sengul, PhD, MHS, Erin Kobetz, Ph.D., MPH and Olveen Carrasquillo, MD, MPH
Board 10

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Organized by: Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus