Facilitating Health Communication With Immigrant, Refugee, and Migrant Populations Through the Use of Health Literacy and Community Engagement Strategies: Proceedings of a Workshop.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.). Roundtable on Health Literacy.
xvii, 86 p.
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Sponsoring Organization: United States. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. United States. Health Resources and Services Administration. United States. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
This federally supported report presents the proceedings of a workshop held on March 15, 2017, that addressed health communication with immigrants, refugees, and migrant workers through the use of health literate approaches. The goal of the workshop was to identify approaches that will enable organizations that serve these ethnically and culturally diverse populations in a manner that allows all members of these communities to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and the services needed to make appropriate health and personal decisions. This publication summarizes the workshop’s presentations and discussions, and it highlights important lessons, practical strategies, and opportunities for using the principles of health literacy to facilitate health communication with immigrant, refugee, and migrant populations. Chapter 2 recounts a moderated discussion on the challenges immigrant, refugee, and migrant populations in the United States face regarding health and accessing health care, and Chapter 3 continues that discussion with examples of how various organizations are providing care to members of those populations. Chapter 4 considers the interplay between health literacy and outreach efforts in immigrant, refugee, and migrant communities, and Chapter 5 provides some examples of health literacy principles being applied to communication with immigrants, refugees, and migrants. Chapter 6 discusses where future efforts might focus, the systemic changes that are needed, who should be involved in change efforts, and needed resources. 3 figures, 1 table, and 16 references. (Author abstract modified)
IMMIGRANTS; MIGRANT WORKERS; REFUGEES; HEALTH SERVICES; COMMUNICATION; COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUES; COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES; COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT; TRAUMA INFORMED PRACTICE; CULTURAL COMPETENCY; PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES