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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.
Ramadan 2016
June 6 - July 5, 2016 (anticipated dates in North America). Ramadan is the ninth month of the year in the Islamic calendar. A fast, held from dawn to sunset, is carried out through this period. Beginning and ending dates vary depending on country location.
Webinar: Trauma Informed Health Care: Removing Barriers for African Refugee Trauma Survivors
A free webinar Friday, June 17, 2016 looking at the impact of traumatic experiences on health and wellbeing of survivors, strategies and tools to assist providers in the assessment of patients surviving traumatic experiences, and looking at best practices and recommendations for integrating trauma care.
Climate Change Briefing and Heat Awareness Event for Community Organizations
A workshop June 30, 2016 about climate change and impact on communities in the Puget Sound area.
Action Plan for Clinical Providers in Improving Hepatitis B Screening and Care Among African Americans
A webinar on June 30, 2016, 10:30am-12pm (Eastern) for MDs, PAs, nurses, oral health professionals, social workers, mental health providers, and case managers
Eid al-Fitr 2016
July 6, 2016 (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 calender, a holiday begins on the sunset of the previous day, so observing Muslims will celebrate Eid al-Fitr on the sunset of Tuesday, the 5th of July. This celebration involves big family gatherings and gifts for children, and can last up to 3 days.
4th U.S. Conference on African Immigrant Health
Save the date for the 4th U.S. Conference on African Immigrant Health, September 15-18, 2016 in New York City.
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