Meeting Archive: Metro Refugee Health Task Force
An archive of the Metro Refugee Health Task Force meeting presentations. The content of presentations and handouts (including the photos) are solely the responsibility of the speaker/presenter not the Minnesota Department of Health.
March 1, 2016
Common Dermatological Concerns in Immigrant and Refugee Populations (PDF)
Dr. Alexia Knapp, dermatologist, provided information about the Global Dermatology Clinic at HealthPartners, discussed common dermatologic concerns in immigrant and refugee populations.
Sexual & Reproductive Health Education in Cultural Communities (PDF)
Rita Apaloo, education & outreach manager at Planned Parenthood of MN, ND, and SD (PPMNS), discussed PPMNS’ education and outreach efforts in reducing health disparities through culturally relevant sexuality education for adults and youth in communities of color, focusing on Hmong, Latina, African immigrant, and Native American communities.
February 2, 2016
Hepatitis B: The Overlooked Problem (PDF)
Dr. Douglas Pryce and Dr. Leyla Warsame, Hennepin County Medical Center, presented culturally responsive practices for engaging foreign-born communities on hepatitis B prevention and management.
Hennepin County Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program (PDF)
Sunny Chanthanouvong, executive director of the Lao Assistance Center of MN, led a panel of community members who discussed their experiences with Hepatitis B on their lives and loved ones.
Hepatitis B in MN (PDF)
Genny Grilli, MDH Hepatitis Program, provided public health perspective at the state level. Joanna Przybilla, PHN, Hennepin County Public Health presented on the local public health perspective in Hepatitis B preventative work.
September 1, 2015
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Refugee and International Health Program (RIHP) staff presented on the latest refugee arrival and health screening data; medically complex cases; special projects and community engagement; and emerging health issues.
April 7, 2015
Speaking for Ourselves (PDF)
Denise Hanh Huynh and Nicole MartinRogers from Wilder Research shared initial findings from the Speaking for Ourselves study.
March 3, 2015
Serving Immigrants & Refugees in Minneapolis Public Schools (PDF)
Martha Swanson, New Families Center, Minneapolis Public Schools, shared how the New Families Center helps identify and serve English Learners and place them in appropriate schools.
Aidyl Fonseca, Student Placement Center, St. Paul Public Schools, described the services and outreach offered by the Student Placement Center.
Kari Xiong, Family Welcome Center, Anoka-Hennepin Schools, talked about the assessment of reading, writing, and speaking skills to determine English Language (EL) service eligibility and placing the student in the closest school with the services they need.
February 3, 2015
Refugee Resettlement (PDF)
Angela Fox from Catholic Charities talked about the resettlement process for refugees before they come to the United States including how individual cases are prioritized, the steps required to be relocated to the United States, and the complex interagency effort involving government and non-governmental partners in order to process refugee cases.
Resettlement in the U.S. Today (PDF)
Michelle Eberhard from Arrive Ministries discussed refugee resettlement in Minnesota and the core services provided by the Voluntary Agencies (VOLAGs).