In this one-hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Kristen Beiers-Jones, MN, reviews how population health nurses in Oregon are moving upstream to improve refugee health.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify three reasons why health insurance lapses for refugee populations.
  • List three common consequences of health insurance lapse among refugee populations.
  • List two system-level solutions for preventing health insurance lapses among refugee populations.
  • Consider the connections between social justice and health care access.

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


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

Discussion Questions

  1. Who are the most common refugee groups in the northwest, and what are their major health concerns?
  2. What are common barriers refugees face in accessing health care in your area?
  3. What are useful strategies for helping population health professionals move from care coordination to systems changes?
Air Date: 
Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PDT
Vulnerable Populations & Health Disparities
1 hour
Hot Topics in Practice
Competency Domains: 
Analytical/Assessment Skills
Communication Skills
Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
Cultural Competency Skills
Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
Policy Development/Program Planning Skills