Upcoming Events

Refugee Health Summit

4th Annual WNY Refugee Health Summit

Date:
Friday, Apr. 21, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Location:
Educational Opportunity Center, Downtown Buffalo

Sponsor:
Global Health Initiatives

Presenter:
Kevin Pottie, MD, mCISc, CCFP; Meb Rashid, MD; Sharmila Shetty, MD; Deborah Lee, MPH , University of Ottawa and Canadian Collaboration of Immigrant and Refugee Health
University of Toronto and Women's College Hospital Crossroads Clinic
Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Did you know over 33% of refugees resettled in New York State are resettled in Buffalo? Since 2000, the foreign-born population has grown from 4.4% to 33% and the number of students in the Buffalo Public Schools with limited English proficiency has doubled. Having fled war, persecution, and torture, Buffalo�s refugee populations are revitalizing and diversifying Buffalo�s West Side with new businesses and a desire to put down roots.

As Buffalo�s diversifies, healthcare service providers must meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population. The Annual Refugee Health Summit brings together university scholars, resettlement agencies, service providers, community support centers, municipality, and refugees to examine barriers and explore solutions to promote culturally engaged healthcare for refugees in Buffalo.