On July 2, 2021, CLVR hosted a virtual 4-hour refugee health symposium "Refugee Health, Care, Research and Policy" where a multi-disciplinary panel of researchers, refugee healthcare providers, policy makers, community partners, and refugees working in the area of refugee health gave informative presentations and received a lot of engagement and positive feedback from the attendees. The symposium was well attended with attendees totaling 95 that came from different disciplines and geographic locations. Among the attendees were trainees, students, researchers and community activists as well as policy makers including the refugee Coordinator of the State of California Christine Murto and the Immigrants Affairs Manager of the City of San Diego, Farhat Popal. Also among the attendees who have engaged in the Q&A sessions are Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity from the George Washington University in Washington, DC, fellows for Equity in Brain Health at Trinity College in Dublin and the University of California, San Francisco and fellows from the Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity Program at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Cape Town, South Africa. Attendees were asked to complete a short evaluation form to rate their satisfaction with the event and list suggestions for further future engagement with CLVR and the speakers.
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In addition, the San Diego County’s Childhood Lead Poison Prevention Program (CLPPP) has provided the following information and handouts (available in multiple languages at the CLPPP) on lead levels in refugee children.
Is there lead in and around your home?
Learn about lead in folk remedies.
CDC Recommendations for Lead Poisoning Prevention in Newly Arrived Refugee Children