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2018 Annual Consultation Presentations
- Carlos Sluzki, MD (Keynote) — No Man (or Woman, or Child) is an Island." Vicissitudes of the refugee's personal social network throughout the ordeal.
- Curi Kim, MD, MPH — "Refugee Women's Health: Cultural and Clinical Considerations"
- Edward Zuroweste, MD — "Tuberculosis: 13 Million in US Infected; Treatment Needed Now"
- Kimberly Fitzpatrick — "Pennsylvania Department of Health TB Program: Resources and Collaborations"
- Diane Opeil, RN, MS, D.Ed — "Re-engineering Practices to Optimize Patient Care for the Refugee with TB"
- William Stauffer III, MD, MSPH — "Splenomegaly in Congolese Refugees; Common and Complicated"
- David Saunders, M.A.Ed — "Health Equity in the Refugee Community"
- Curi Kim, MD, MPH and Parangkush Subedi, MS, MPH — "Mental Health Capacity Building through Collaboration and Training for Refugee Community Leaders and Refugee Serving Staff in the United States"
2017 Annual Consultation Presentations
- Emily Lerman, MPH, MS, CPA — Field coordinator and logistician with Doctors without Borders
- Curi Kim, MD, MPH — Refugee Health: Nation in Review
- U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division — Refugees' Right to Work Civil Rights Protections and Resources
- Larry Yungk, UNHCR — Refugees and Resettlement: A global perspective
- Dawn Brubaker, MSW — Trauma-Informed Care with Refugees & Asylees
- Arielle Ressler MacNeill, NSC & Dylanna Jackson International Institute of Erie — Female Genital CUTTING: When Global Health Is Local
- Kenneth Tota, Deputy Director for the Office of Refugee Resettlement — Special Guest Speaker
- Venera Loshaj, Nirmal Gurung, Amy Jones & Andrea Minick Rudolph — MCRC Domestic Violence Prevention and Advocacy Program
- Megan Ritter — The U.S. Refugee Admissions Program
- Amy Jones, MSW, LSW — Best Practices in Supporting Survivors of Domestic Violence in Refugee Communities Resettled in Pennsylvania
- Dale Verchick — Disability Rights Pennsylvania (DRP)
- Jun Yang – State Refugee Health Coordinator — Refugee Health In Pennsylvania
- Gretchen Shanfeld, MPH — Refugee Health Funding Models: A Review of Models and A Vision for the Future 1,
Refugee Health Funding Models: A Review of PA Models and A Vision for the Future 2
- RAC Meeting — PA Funding
- Charlotte Fry, State Refugee Coordinator — State Program Accomplishments
Please Note: Federal refugee resettlement program regulations mandate the holding of regionally quarterly collaborations to promote the exchange of ideas and the sharing of information by stakeholders in the resettlement process, including refugees, refugee community-based organizations, voluntary resettlement agencies, service providers, and government agencies. Attendance at all consultations is open to the public.
Issues of key concern addressed through the consultations include employment, the resettlement process, self-sufficiency, adult education, mental health, public benefits, state and federal policy, refugee demographics, best practices in service delivery, job market trends, US citizenship, and coordination of public and private-sector programs.
Pennsylvania hosts an annual statewide consultation and quarterly regional collaborative meetings. Email us for information on upcoming consultations, collaborative meetings and minutes from prior meetings.