Refugees twice over: Determinants of health among Palestinians displaced from Syria in Lebanon
Learning Areas:Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Protection of the public in relation to communicable diseases including prevention or control
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research
Describe the findings of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency assessment of Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon with a focus on three main determinants of health – legal status, limited work opportunities, and children’s integration in schools.
Keyword(s): Vulnerable Populations, Refugees
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have expertise in research on the health of Palestinian refugees. My presentation is based on a report on Palestinian refugees from Syria in Lebanon that I wrote for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency. I managed the data set UNRWA collected, analyzed the data, and wrote the 80 page report. I have co-authored a publication on the topic of "discrimination and psychological distress" among ARAB Americans, and on "self-rated health" in ARAB countries.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.