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Next Hot Topics Webinar: Improving Refugee Health in Oregon

In the July 2017 session of Hot Topics in Practice, Kristen Beiers-Jones, MN, reviews how population health nurses in Oregon are moving upstream to improve refugee health.

In the next session of Hot Topics in Practice, Kristen Beiers-Jones, MN, reviews how population health nurses in Oregon are moving upstream to improve refugee health.

July 7, 2017

After escaping violence and persecution in their home countries, many refugees face another set of challenges to being healthy and accessing health care in the United States. In the July session of Hot Topics in Practice, Kristen Beiers-Jones, MN, Faculty-in-Residence with the Interprofessional Care Access Network (I-CAN) reviews how population health nurses in Oregon are moving upstream to address these barriers.

In this one-hour presentation, Beiers-Jones will use case studies to explore how language and cultural challenges can lead to the loss of insurance coverage, missed appointments, low medication adherence, and reduced trust in health systems—all of which can worsen a complex medical condition. She will review how her interprofessional student teams use data to explore and advocate for system-level solutions to these problems, sharing lessons learned that may apply to other vulnerable populations.

Register today to learn how the next generation of population health nurses is connecting social justice and health.

Borders and Barriers: How Population Health Nurses Are Moving Upstream to Address Refugee Health in Oregon

Date: July 25, 2017, noon to 1:00 p.m. (PT)

Intended Audiences

Local, state, and tribal public health professionals; maternal and child health specialists; primary care specialists and community health workers; health educators; refugee and immigrant service providers

Presenter

Kristen Beiers-Jones, MN, Assistant Professor, Oregon Health Sciences University School of Nursing

About Hot Topics in Practice

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