Switchboard

Organizer

Switchboard
Website
https://switchboardta.org/

Date

Feb 14 2023

Time

PST
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Understanding U.S. Domestic Medical Screening for Refugees and Other Newcomers

Switchboard is hosting this webinar. The domestic medical screening is many newcomers’ first portal of entry into the U.S. healthcare system. For both healthcare providers and refugee service providers, understanding the process and components of the domestic medical screening is essential. This training will provide an overview of the domestic medical screening process, including the components of the screening and recommendations after initial screening. Facilitators will provide a basic overview of physical exam considerations, screening for infectious and non-infectious diseases, and screening for mental health conditions and developmental concerns. They will also describe the purpose of the domestic medical screening and other medical examinations typically received by newcomers, such as the overseas medical examination and the adjustment of status examination. A panel of experts will be available to address questions from participants.

This training is designed for service providers who help newcomers get connected to the domestic medical screening and help them navigate the U.S. healthcare system. It will be relevant for social workers, case managers, resettlement agency staff, community partners, and others who help support the domestic medical screening and related support processes for newcomers.

After participating in this 90-minute session, you will be able to:

– Describe the purpose of the domestic medical screening and other medical examinations typically received by newcomers

– Describe the domestic medical screening process, including initial screening recommendations

– Name key components of the domestic medical screening exam, including physical exam considerations, screening for infectious and non-infectious diseases, and screening for mental health conditions and developmental concerns, based on most recent clinical guidance

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 11:00am-12:30pm PST
Register here.