Immigrant and Refugee access to health care: Reflections, Challenges, and Solutions/Part II

Pittsburgh, PA US
November 14, 2022


The 5th Annual Immigrant and Refugee Health Conference will focus on the subject of immigrant and refugee access to health care.  Refugee and immigrant populations experience many pre- and post-migration risk factors and stressors that can negatively impact their health. The rate of both voluntary and involuntary migration has been steadily rising. From 2000 to 2017, the total number of international migrants rose from 173 million to 258 million, an increase of 49%. Research shows that migrants are less likely than the general population to experience high-quality health care. For example, a systematic review (67 studies, 1996–2009) of population-based studies involving immigrants in the United States found they were less likely to have medical insurance, or access to a regular healthcare provider, preventive care, tests or services; and were more likely to report insufficient time with clinicians and not being engaged by clinicians. Interviews with immigrants of various ethnic origins in the Netherlands, and with Asian immigrants in the United States revealed they had experienced negative health care events, described as abusive or discriminatory and potentially dangerous, due to language barriers and cultural differences.* 
The Conference will reflect on challenges and possible solutions, how to overcome challenges, and ways to improve access to care. The conference seeks to provide critical understanding and practical knowledge that can be used to address structural barriers in the healthcare system and enrich providers’ competency and skills to foster a culture of health equity, understanding, and inclusion. The conference will discuss the barriers to care refugees and immigrants face as well as how current policies and procedures are affecting access to care. Local and national experts will provide invaluable presentations related to providing immigrants and refugees with accurate, culturally-sensitive information. The conference will use PowerPoint presentations, speakers, and panel discussions focusing on racism in healthcare, health disparities, patient advocacy, language access, cultural humility, systemic health care training needs, and more.
*BioMed Central Public Health 
June 26 2020

Other Healthcare Providers$25
Community Members$25
Virtual AttendeeFree


Target Audience

-AHN and non-AHN providers, physicians and nurses.
-other community organizations

Learning Objectives

1. Provide a clear understanding of cultural barriers that refugees and immigrants face to access care.
2. Explaining systemic barriers that prevent refugees and  immigrants from accessing healthcare services.
3. Share best practices to improve equity and access to care.
4. Provide tools to identify structural gaps within organizations.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.00 APA
  • 6.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
11/14/2022 - 8:30am EST
Event ends: 
11/14/2022 - 4:00pm EST
Allegheny General Hospital Magovern Auditorium
320 East North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
United States

CME accreditation
Allegheny General Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing
Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Allegheny
General Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA
Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with
the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
CE for psychologists
Allegheny Health Network is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer
continuing education for psychologists. Allegheny Health Network maintains responsibility
for the program and its content. Approved for  XXX APA Credits.
CE for social workers
Allegheny Health Network is an approved provider for APA credits for psychologists.
Credits to be determined. Social workers may claim credits for attending educational
courses and programs delivered by preapproved providers, such as the American
Psychological Association (refer to CE for psychologists above). For verification,
please refer to Continuing Education Regulations § 47.36 #(6) (ix) found at
Non physicians
Allegheny General Hospital certifies participation in this educational activity, which has
been designated for a maximum of  XXX  AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Available Credit

  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.00 APA
  • 6.00 Attendance


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