Burma Health Dialogue: From Entry to Integration
Monday, March 12, 2012
Time: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Location: MN Department of Health’s Snelling Office Park
Mississippi Room, 1645 Energy Park Drive, St Paul, MN
Link for directions: http://www.health.state.mn.us/about/sop.html
This dialogue is a follow up to the event ‘Healthcare for the Burmese and Karen Communities in Minnesota: A Community Conversation’ held on October 29, 2011 at Rondo St. Paul Public Library.
Suggested attendees include: health providers, social workers, educators, health plans, legislators, social service providers, community agencies and others serving refugees from Burma.
Overview: Refugees from Burma
Panel 1: Entry – Journey to the United States
This panel will include a personal refugee story, as well as provide insight into the role that several agencies play when new refugees come to Minnesota. Panelists will include representatives from the state health department, a local refugee resettlement agency and a community based organization.
Panel 2: Integration – Health Care Coordination
This panel will explore the systems needed to ensure care coordination for refugees after initial resettlement in the U.S. as well as an overview by a primary care provider on working with refugees from Burma. Panelists will include representatives from an interpreter service agency, a health plan, a health provider, and a healthcare navigator.
Interactive discussion will be encouraged throughout the afternoon.
Stay tuned for a detailed agenda coming soon!
CEUs will be available. This event is FREE to the public.
RSVP to Scott Ruhsam at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-588-9410 by March 5.
This program is sponsored by MDH, HealthEast Care System, UCare, Karen Organization of Minnesota, Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans and Language Banc.