March 2015 News and Updates

News & Updates

March, 2015
Theme of the Month: Immigrant Health 

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Training Opportunities

Immigrant Health Online Module
Sponsor: Midwest Center for Life-Long-Learning in Public Health and University of Minnesota Centers for Public Health Education and Outreach
Date/Time: Archived
Presenter:  Katherine Fennelly, PhD, Professor of Public Affairs, Humphrey institute, University of Minnesota; Jose Pagan, PhD, Director, Center for Health Innovation, The New York Academy of Medicine
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Health Disparities & Inequalities Along The U.S.-Mexico Border: Challenges & Opportunities
Sponsor: Michigan Public Health Training Center and University of Minnesota School of Public Health Office of Public Health Practice
Date/Time: Archived
Presenter: Suad Ghaddar, PhD, Associate Director at the South Texas Boarder Health Disparities Center, University of Texas-Pan American
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UNNATURAL CAUSES: 3. Becoming American
Sponsor:California Newsreel
Date/Time: Archived
Presenter: Many, including: Amador Bernal, Immigrant from Mexico; Steve Larson, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Tony Iton, Director, Alameda County Public Health Department; Margarita Alegria, Psychlogist, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge Health Alliance
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How to Enhance Care Delivery for a Diverse Population
Sponsor: National Center for Medical Home Implementation and Got Transition — the National Health Care Transition Center
Date/Time: Archived
Presenter: Kitty O’Hare, MD, Boston Children’s Hospital’s Martha Eliot Health Center; Justin Thompson; Teresa Nguyen; Carl Cooley, MD, FAAP, Medical Director, Got Transition the National Health Care Transition Center
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    • National Immigration Law Center is a national legal advocacy organization dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants and their families.
    • Migration Policy Institute is an independent, nonpartisan think tank which provides analysis, development, and evaluation of migration and refugee policies at local, national and international levels.

From the Field
A replicable, ready-for-dissemination parenting education and skills training program which can be used to support immigrant parents of children of all ages: In English and Spanish.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation discusses the Por Nuestros Ojos research project, which equipped young people in Charlotte, North Carolina, with cameras to identify and document environmental factors that impact health in their Latino immigrant community.

In the News

  • Your complete guide to Obama’s immigration executive action (The Washington Post)
  • Listen to NPR’s Morning Edition, Immigrants Worry They’ll Face Deportation After Deferred Action Delay
  • Where America’s Political Refugees Come From, in Two Charts from July, 2014 (Mic)
IN CASE YOU MISSED ITThis month’s Log-in and Learn WebinarLisa M. Bates, ScD presented, 

“Immigration and Health Disparities: Beyond Acculturation”

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Click here for the edited video of the webinar.