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Yale Refugee Health Conference

Physical & Mental Health of Refugees: Navigating Systems for Afghan Arrivals

March 17, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:45 pm ET (Webinar)

Learning objectives

  • Describe the current state of refugee resettlement locally and nationally
  • Review the challenges faced by recent Afghan arrivals, with a focus on the education and mental health systems
  • Describe the creation of a new clinic to meet the health needs of refugees/arrivals in Connecticut
  • Describe national-level capacity building innovations for meeting the needs of new arrivals

This year's speakers will include:

  • Julie Kornfeld, JD: Senior Staff Attorney, Legal Services Department, International Refugee Assistance Project
  • Stephen Poellot, JD: Legal Strategy Director, International Refugee Assistance Project
  • Michele Norwood, MS-TESOL: New Haven Public Schools
  • Kristin Bengtson Mendoza, MSEd: New Haven Public Schools
  • Ani Annamalai, MD: Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine, Yale School of Medicine
  • Nika Zarazvand: Health Coordinator, Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services
  • Rona Rohbar: Health Coordinator, Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services
  • Kimberly Willett, APRN FNP-C: Primary Care Provider and CKP Fellow, Community Health Center
  • Katherine Yun, MD, MHS: Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Target Audience

Connecticut clinicians and clinicians-in-training who are interested in learning about the specific mental and physical health needs of refugees.

Disclosure Policy

This year’s conference will not be offering CME credit.