From Beyond Our Borders: Providing Health Information to Refugee Populations
This hands-on in-person class is designed to assist librarians and others who work with refugee populations in locating health information. The resources presented are selected for their emphasis on providing culturally relevant information in the preferred language of the population. Background information on refugees in the U.S. and their unique health issues will be presented. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several Internet resources.
At the conclusion of the class, participants will be able to:
- Understand the definition of "refugee" and identify countries from which refugees are coming to the U.S.
- Understand the importance of culture in patient health.
- Identify organizations which specifically work with refugee populations in the U.S.
- Identify important Internet sites which provide quality health information for refugees to the U.S.
This class has been approved by the Medical Library Association (MLA) for 2 or 3 contact hours of CE credit.
Greater Midwest Region
Samanthi Hewakapuge, Consumer Health Coordinator, 1(312)996-2226, 1(312)996-7791
Middle Atlantic Region
Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 412-624-3336
Pacific Northwest Region
Carolyn Martin, Consumer Health Outreach Coordinator, 206-221-3449
Pacific Southwest Region
Lori Tagawa, Community Outreach Coordinator, email@example.com, 310-825-5389, 310-794-6572
South Central Region
Adela Justice, Consumer Health Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1(713)799-7183
Southeastern Atlantic Region
Nancy Patterson, Community Outreach Coordinator, (410)706-2858
Sheila Snow-Croft, Public Health Coordinator, 1(410)706-0099, 1(410)706-2855
Adela Justice, Consumer Health Coordinator, NN/LM South Central Region
Cheryl Rowan, former Public Health Coordinator, NN/LM South Central Region