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PURPOSE

 

Mercy College’s 17th Annual Research Symposium will provide education and facilitate discussion on the topics of immigrant and refugee healthcare in the United States among a diverse group of medical professionals and members of the general public. The immigrant and refugee healthcare experience in the United States is a pressing issue. Symposium presenters will address several knowledge gaps that should be addressed to better understand this complex problem: healthcare disparities, cultural awareness, economic barriers, and insufficient staffing. By addressing these gaps in knowledge, healthcare professionals can get a better understanding of the issues and improve patient care for immigrants and refugees, ultimately leading to better health outcomes.

 

EDUCATIONAL NEED

 

Immigration and refugee resettlement in the United States are pressing issues. Seeking justice in these areas is sometimes hampered by biases held within the general public. Several knowledge gaps should be addressed to understand better this complex problem: healthcare disparities, cultural awareness, economic barriers, trauma-informed care, and insufficient staffing. By addressing these gaps in knowledge, healthcare professionals can better understand the issues and improve patient care for immigrants and refugees, ultimately leading to better health outcomes. 

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 

  • Describe current trends in providing healthcare for immigrants and refugees.
  • Identify the cultural barriers to competent care.
  • Describe key factors that prohibit access to care.
  • Evaluate the resources that are available for meeting immigrant- and refugee-specific needs.
  • Discuss the importance of collaboration between physicians, communities, and social service agencies in developing strategies to care for immigrant and refugee populations.

 

AGENDA TOPICS

 

  • Ecosystemic Factors Impacting Equitable Access to Healthcare Services Among Immigrants and Survivors of Forced Migration
  • Supporting Immigrants and Refugees Along Their Journeys
  • The Immigrant and Refugee Healthcare Journey: Issues and Opportunities, In Focus

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