Immigrant and Refugee Health: Nutrition, Diet and Overcoming Barriers of Food Insecurity

December 15, 2023

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Refugees and immigrants face many challenges upon arriving in the United States; these include learning a new language, new systems for work, education, and health care. Refugees and immigrants must adapt to the new food landscape involving unfamiliar food choices. Join us to learn more about food insecurity, food choices, resources available to this community and how they affect their health

Learning Objectives


  1. Understanding the effects of nutrition and diet on immigrant/refugee health.
  2. Understanding how immigrant/refugee cope with the new food environment and how it affects their food choices they make.
  3. Identify resources for providers to understand nutrition in the immigrant community.
  4. Participants will identify and reflect on gaps and barriers to access healthy food.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.25 APA
  • 6.25 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
12/15/2023 - 9:00am EST
Event ends: 
12/15/2023 - 4:30pm EST


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 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.   Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing: American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 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 6.50 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 pre-approved 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


Allegheny General Hospital certifies participation in this educational activity, which has been designated for a maximum of 6.50 credits.



Available Credit

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


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