Reducing Barriers to Healthcare Access for Immigrant and Refugee Communities

When:
December 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
2018-12-12T12:00:00-05:00
2018-12-12T13:00:00-05:00
Where:
Online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Project & the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) Community of Interest

Newcomers face many challenges while adapting to their new home and navigating systemic barriers. These post-migration stressors significantly impact their well-being.

Refugees tend to be more vulnerable to poorer health outcomes upon arrival than immigrants as a result of several factors, including: needing to flee their homes due to persecution, war or violence; having lived in refugee camps; and being forced to separate from family.

In addition, refugees face barriers to accessing needed healthcare services in Canada, such as immigration status, poverty, competing priorities, lack of information on services, and cultural and linguistic barriers.

In this webinar, you will have an opportunity to explore:

  • how immigrants and refugees can be negatively impacted, often inadvertently, when interacting with the healthcare system
  • how healthcare providers can help mitigate these barriers to enhance health equity to newcomer populations.

Presenter: Norma Hannat, Social Worker, New Beginnings Refugee Clinic, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

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2018-12-12T12:00:00-05:00
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Where:
Online
Cost:
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Contact:
Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Project & the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) Community of Interest
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12
Wed
Internet, Gaming and Hyper-Sexual Addictions @ St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Upper Auditorium
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When:
December 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
2018-12-12T12:00:00-05:00
2018-12-12T13:00:00-05:00
Where:
Online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Project & the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) Community of Interest
Reducing Barriers to Healthcare Access for Immigrant and Refugee Communities @ Online
Dec 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
When:
December 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
2018-12-12T12:00:00-05:00
2018-12-12T13:00:00-05:00
Where:
Online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Project & the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) Community of Interest
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25
Tue
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When:
December 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
2018-12-12T12:00:00-05:00
2018-12-12T13:00:00-05:00
Where:
Online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Project & the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) Community of Interest
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26
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December 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
2018-12-12T12:00:00-05:00
2018-12-12T13:00:00-05:00
Where:
Online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health Project & the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) Community of Interest

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