Evidence-Based Guidelines for Immigrant and Refugee Health
Hosted by: Dot Bonnenfant
The event will start on: Apr 28, 01:00pm EDT
And will end on: Apr 28, 02:00pm EDT
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Please note - this fireside chat has been rescheduled for April 28th - per request from Kevin Pottie: the reserearch publications are in progress... this delay would allow us to provide the final recommendations. Participants will appreciate this opportunity!
Although most migrants arrive in good health, subgroups may face health inequities due to differing disease exposures, genetic predispositions, social and cultural determinants, and lower access to preventive health services.
Migrant-specific evidence-based guidelines for clinical prevention are important to support informed decision making and better health outcomes for this population.
This fireside chat will provie an overview of the Canadian collaboration for Immigrant and Refugee Health Guidelines. A series of 21 systematic evidence reviews conducted in collaboration with immigrant health promoters/BROKERS, AND experts in immigrant and refugee health: clinicians, public health experts, community representatives.
Recommendations have been developed per: malaria, intestinal parasites, intimate partner violence, child maltreatment, post-traumatic stress disorder, cervical cancer, depression, contraception, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, varicella, MMR/TDP, HIV, iron deficiency anaemia, oral health, pregnancy, tuberculosis, vision health.
Implementing these primary care recommendations and working together with immigrant lay health promoters and public health initiatives can potentially improve health and health care for new immigrants and refugees to Canada.
Advisor on Tap:
Kevin Pottie MD CCFP MClSc FCFP
Associate Professor, Departments of Family Medicine and Epidemiology and Community Medicine, University of Ottawa
Scientist, Centre for Global Health, Institute of Population Health and C.T Lamont Centre for Research for Primary Health Care, EBRI
University of Ottawa