News: UNHCR Releases Video Campaign for World Refugee Day
The new “Dilemmas” video series by UNHCR details how refugees were forced to make the agonizing decision to flee their homes. The associated campaign asks viewers to answer the questions: If conflict threatened your family, what would you do? Stay and risk your lives? Or try to flee, and risk kidnap, rape or torture?
Refugees arrive in the U.S. with unique health needs that reflect life in their home countries and life as refugees. Refugee health and well-being are fundamental to successful resettlement and integration.
How does your community help refugees successfully establish healthy beginnings in the U.S.? How does your community or clinic utilize innovative ways to connect and orient refugees to the U.S. health care system? Leave your comments below.
In the Literature: Seroprevalence of Antibodies against Taenia solium Cysticerci among Refugees Resettled in United States. Seth E. O’Neal, John M. Townes, Patricia P. Wilkins, John C. Noh, Deborah Lee, Silvia Rodriguez, Hector H. Garcia, and William M. Stauffer. (2012). Emerging Infectious Diseases.
Resource: Videos of Resettled Refugees
Center for Applied Linguistics
These videos are comprised of interviews with resettled refugees and are valuable educational tools to present information about refugees, their challenges, strengths, and aspirations.
Event: North American Refugee Healthcare Conference
Presented by: Rochester General Hospital
For clinicians, refugee resettlement professionals, and refugees.
June 28-30, 2012, Rochester, NY
Resource: The Refugee Suicide Prevention Training Toolkit
RHTAC, in collaboration with Bhutanese community members, recently adapted a nationally recognized suicide prevention training model called Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) and developed a training toolkit that includes presentation slides, facilitator’s guide, interactive training activities, and resource handouts.