Sixth National Conference on Quality Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations:

Preconference A-8 Culture and health intensives - AM

Many members of new populations to the United States have fled oppression, war, conflicts, and chaos. The events of state-sponsored violence strategically destroy communities by creating climates of fear and by breaking the bonds of solidarity among people. Interventions that help Liberian war refugees in Minnesota regain leadership and strength provide the means for this community to again offer support, meaningful structure, and the capacity to encourage recovery for its members.
Sunday, September 21, 2008: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8th Floor - Wayzata Bay (Minneapolis Marriott City Center)
9:00 AM
Sudanese refugees in the Midwest: Background and recommendations for health providers
Michele Yehieli, Dr, PH, Iowa Center on Immigrant Leadership and Integration; Mark Grey, PhD, Iowa Center on Immigrant Leadership and Integration
10:00 AM
New neighbors/hidden scars:A community helps war refugees heal
Alice Tindi, LGSW, the Center for Victims of Torture; Evelyn Lennon, LISW, the Center for Victims of Torture
11:00 AM
Meeting the healthcare needs of new immigrant communities
James P. Letts, MD, HealthEast; Pawwah Toe, HealthEast; Mona K. Walden frey, MA, HealthEast
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