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Health related events, religious holidays or other observances which might impact clinical care of immigrants and refugees.

In the monthly calendar at right, bold numbers mark dates of events and holidays in the current month. Move your cursor over bold dates to see names of events and holidays and click for more information.  Use the arrows to view other months.

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Events and Holidays listed in chronological order (ongoing activities listed last):

Women Only Fitness, Tukwila Community Center
A fitness room with reserved times for women only at the Tukwila Community Center (greater Seattle WA area). Saturdays 2pm - 5pm; Sundays 1pm - 3pm. $3.00- $5.00 Fee. See flyer for details.
Women-Only Swims and Lessons - Seattle Pools
Several Seattle public pools have women-only swim times on Saturdays (various times) with female staff and windows covered for privacy.
Somali Maternity Services Childbirth Education Workshop - English/Somali
Childbirth education workshop classes for Somali women.
"The Hidden Epidemic": HIV and Hepatitis B Prevention, Screening and Care among African Immigrants Webinar Series
A three-part webinar series for those working in health care settings to enhance knowledge in providing effective culturally and linguistically competent HIV and Hep B prevention and clinical care to African immigrants. Three sessions: Thur, May 21; Mon, June 1; Mon, June 15th. NOTE: Webinar times vary and are Eastern Time.
Free Community Health Fair - Seattle WA
A free health fair on Sat, May 23, 2015, 11:00am - 3:00pm at Nyer Urness House, (Ballard/Seattle, WA) with emphasis on medication education with pharmacists.
Tuberculosis Training Workshops - Seattle WA
Several different Tuberculosis trainings will happen in Seattle WA between June 1-4, 2015 presented by the Curry International TB Center in collaboration with Firland Northwest TB Center and Washington State Department of Health TB Control Program.
North American Refugee Health Conference
5th annual conference on refugee health, June 4-6, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario. Health professionals and experts from many disciplines, will meet to discuss the best health practices, challenges for optimal care, research and advocacy for the refugee patient population both pre and post migration.
Ramadan 2015
June 18 - July 17, 2015 (anticipated dates in North America). Ramadan is the ninth month of the year in the Islamic calendar. A fast, held from sunrise to sunset, is carried out through this period. Beginning and ending dates vary depending on country location.
Eid al-Fitr 2015
July 18, 2015 (depends on location). Immediately following Ramadan is the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr which marks the end of the fast. Note that in the Muslim calander, a holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day, so observing Muslims will celebrate Eid al-Fitr on the sunset of Thursday, the 17th of July. This celebration involves big family gatherings and gifts for children, and can last up to 3 days.
Doctors for Global Health General Assembly
The theme for this 20th year assembly is Deconstructing the status quo: Building global health justice, Aug 14-16, 2015 in Seattle WA.
U.S. Conference on African Immigrant Health
December 3rd, 4th and 5th, 2015. Save the date for the third annual U.S. Conference on African Immigrant Health. Sponsored by Office of Minority Health (OMH) and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
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