Refugee Adolescent and Women's Health Regional Training Meeting
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Learn best practices with health care providers and community representatives to screen, care and maintain good health among women and adolescents with refugee status. In addition, expand your network of colleagues to help meet the particular needs for refugee women now and in the future.
The Refugee Adolescent and Women's Health Regional Training Meeting will focus on best practices for screening and caring for newly arrived female adolescents and women with refugee status. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about upcoming CDC screening guidelines and discuss effective approaches and interventions when working with refugees to maintain good health. Participants will develop a network of colleagues who will be able to work together to address the particular needs of this particular population of refugee women and female adolescents.
Areas included in this training include reproductive health/family planning, domestic and dating violence, and female genital circumcision/mutilation. Keynote speaker will be Crista Johnson-Agbakwu, MD, MSc, FACOG, Founding Director and OB/Gyn at the Refugee Women's Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona.
September 21, 2018 (7:00 am registration, 8:00 am - 4:45 pm training)
This activity is appropriate for healthcare providers who care for refugee women and adolescents: physicians, nurses, advanced practice providers, psychologists, social workers, and public health professionals.
- Reproductive health/family planning
- Adolescent reproductive health
- Domestic and dating violence
- Female genital cutting/mutilation
- Crista Johnson-Agbakwu, MD, MSc, FACOG, Founding Director and OB/Gyn, Refugee Women's Clinic, Phoenix, Arizona
Following completion of this activity, learners should be better able to:
- Identify at least three health issues important to consider in providing care to newly arrived female adolescents and women with refugee status
- Describe how building rapport with newly arrived female adolescents and women with refugee status improves health outcomes
- Identify at least three specific screening best practices in working with newly arrived female adolescents and women with refugee status that differ from best practices with US born population
- Minnesota Department of Health
- University of Minnesota
In Collaboration With
- The Center for Disease Control and Prevention
- Blain Mamo, MPH, Refugee Health Coordinator, Refugee and International Health program, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention and Control (IDEPC) Division, Minnesota Department of Health
- Hope Pogemiller, MD, MPH, Internal medicine/Pediatrics Hospitalist, Assistant Professor and Global Health Faculty, University of Minnesota's Department of Medicine
- Ann O'Fallon,BSN, MP, LP, Executive Secretary Assn of Refugee Health Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Health
- Ellen Frerich, PHN, MSW, MPP, MN, Refugee Health Nurse Consultant, Refugee and International Health Program, Prevention and Control (IDEPC) Division, Minnesota Department of Health
- Mary Fabio, MD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
- Meera Siddharth, MD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
- Chiatuogu Ukaga, NP, HealthPartners
- Ingrid Attleson, RN, MPH, PHN, Hennepin County Public Health
- Eliza Priest, NP, Hennepin County Public Health
- Alexis Walstad, BA, Karen Organization of Minnesota
- Marge Higgins, BS/Social Work, Minnesota Department of Health
- Gretchen Shanfeld, MPH, Nationalities Service Center, Philadelphia
- Asli Ashkir, MPH, RN, PHN, Minnesota Department of Health/Somali Health Advisors
- Rebecca Skoler, NP, Community University Health Care Center
- Karen Jankowski, MD, Community University Health Care Center
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education and Minnesota Department of Health. University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Credit Designation Statements
American Medical Association (AMA)
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Determination of exact number of credits is pending.
Other Healthcare Professionals
Other healthcare professionals who participate in this CE activity may submit their statement of participation to their appropriate accrediting organizations or state boards for consideration of credit. The participant is responsible for determining whether this activity meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education.
We are able to offer a scholarship for a limited number of former refugees working or studying in the health care field; this also applies to former refugees who are International Medical Graduates seeking to be certified to practice in the US.
Printed course materials cannot be guaranteed for onsite/walk-in registrants. Access to online course materials is provided in advance of the activity to registered learners. To ensure you receive all course materials before the start of the activity, please register in advance.
Special needs such as dietary restrictions, lactation room, etc. should be indicated in advance; requests cannot always be honored on site.
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Refugee Adolescent and Women's Health Regional Training Networking Meeting
Refugee health care providers and community representatives are invited to the Thursday Evening Networking Event.
Thursday, September 20
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Minneapolis Airport Marriott
There is no charge to attend this event. Please join even if unable to attend the training.