Author(s): Refugee Health Program, Washington State Department of Health

Date Authored: March 7, 2024

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Events and Trainings

  • World TB Day at TB ECHO – Join TB ECHO on Tuesday, March 26th at 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, PT to hear Tiffany Salinas, a survivor and advocate for We Are TB, share her story. This didactic will also include a review of current national and WA State TB trends. Note: You must register separately for this event even if you are already enrolled in the weekly TB ECHO sessions. Register Now!
  • Switchboard Webinar: Supporting Women as First-Time Jobseekers – This webinar will share effective strategies to assist female newcomers in navigating the U.S. job market. It will identify key barriers to employment that female newcomers experience and explore how service providers can address these barriers in a strengths-based, holistic way. When: March 19th, 2024 at 2-3:30pm EST. Register Now! 
  • Archived Switchboard Webinar: Children With Significant Medical Conditions Across The Migration Continuum – This webinar will address the unique considerations for serving newcomer children with significant medical conditions, including the intersection of multiple medical diagnoses, supporting children’s families, and communicating across the migration continuum. Learn more>>
  • Voices of Tomorrow: Early Refugee School Impact Program – The Early Refugee School Impact Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). This program is tailored specifically for resettling refugee and immigrant families with children between the ages of 0-5 (or before Kindergarten) and aims to provide the following: (1) Childcare/Preschool Navigation and Enrollment; (2) Support for Formal Schooling; and (3) Parent Support and Engagement. Learn more via flyer and register here>>
  • UW Northwest Center for Public Health Practice: Navigating Misinformation for Community Health – In this one-hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Josh Gryniewicz, CEO of the social change consultancy Odd Duck, will focus on strategies to navigate deceptive messaging across the media. Josh will discuss the misinformation continuum, with a special emphasis on distrust, the importance of storytelling and building trust, and other essential keys to navigating misinformation. Learn more>>
  • Apple Health Quarterly Webinar Series – HCA will be hosting a quarterly Apple Health, webinar series. This is a great opportunity to learn about current Apple Health (Medicaid) programs or program updates you may be interested in. There will be some time after the webinar to ask questions or get clarifying answers on the Apple Health topic.

Community Information and Resources

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