Who Cares for the Health of Migrants

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Day-1: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

08:00 AM – 05:00 PM

Exhibition
Posters, publications and art work from students, organizations, and immigrant children

08:30 AM – 10:15 AM

Plenary session (A): Why health of migrants now?

  • ­Migration is a global phenomenon with unprecedented trends
  • ­Causes, politics, and consequences of internal displacement and international migration
  • ­International efforts to address associated humanitarian and health needs

Moderator

  • Philip Keiser - Professor, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Internal Medicine, UTMB and Galveston County Local Health Authority

Speakers

  • ­Ben G. Raimer - Senior Vice President, Health Policy and Legislative Affairs, University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)
  • ­Kanokporn Kaojaroen - Migration and Health Officer, Department of Service Delivery & Safety, World Health Organization (WHO)
  • ­Marcelo Korc - Senior advisor for Sustainable Development, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
  • ­Carlos Van Der Laat - Regional Office for Central America, North America and the Caribbean, International Organization for Migration (IOM)

10:15 AM

Break

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Plenary session (B): Health status and access to healthcare: current situation, challenges, and opportunities

  • ­Current situation and trends of immigrants’ health outcomes
  • ­Immigrants’ access to healthcare and policies that shape it
  • ­Availability and appropriateness of mental health services

Moderator

  • TBD

Speakers

  • ­Cristina Rabadán-Diehl - Director, Office of the Americas Office of Global Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • ­Paul Spiegel – Director, Center for Humanitarian Health, Johns Hopkins University
  • ­Christopher Greely - chief of public health pediatric, Texas Children’s Hospital

12:00 PM

Lunch

01:00 PM – 01:30 PM

Exhibition tour

02:00 PM – 03:30 PM

Parallel Session (1): Immigrants and healthcare policies

Moderator

  • ­TBD

Speakers

  • ­Jennifer Hadayia - Senior Policy Planner for Harris County Public Health

Parallel Session (2): Barriers to healthcare services

Moderator

  • ­TBD

Speakers

  • ­Kathy Barasso - Chief Executive Officer, Galveston County Health District
  • Linda Moore – Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, UTMB

Parallel Session (3): Mental Health

Moderator

  • ­TBD

Speakers

  • ­Léonce Byimana - Executive Director, Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition

03:30 PM

Break

03:45 PM – 05:30 PM

Panel discussion (1)

  • ­How to close the gap between health needs of immigrants and policies and practices impacting their access to health care?
  • ­Which stakeholder groups that should be involved? And who should do what?
  • ­What are the most urgent tasks?

 

Moderator

  • Matthew Dacso – Director, Center for Global Health Education, UTMB

Panelists

    • ­Umair Shah – Executive Director, Harris County Public Health (HCPH)
    • ­Andrea Caracostis - Chief Executive Officer of the Asian American Health Coalition dba HOPE Clinic

    06:00 PM – 07:30 PM

    Reception

     

     

     

    Day-2: Thursday, October 12, 2017

    08:00 AM – 05:00 PM

    Exhibition

    Posters, publications and art work from students, organizations, and immigrant children

    08:30 AM – 10:15 AM

    Plenary session (C): Beyond healthcare: what shapes migrants health?

    • ­Social determinants of immigrants’ health
    • ­Non-health policies that shape immigrants health
    • ­Examples for cross-sector actions

    Moderator

    • ­Alexandra (Lexi) Nolen - Vice-President for Impact, Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF)

    Speakers

    • ­Maria Gudelia Rangel Gomez Coordinator of the Comprehensive Strategy for Migrant Health in the Mexico Ministry of Health and the Delegate to the U.S.-México Border Health Commission (USMBHC)
    • ­TBC - Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
    • ­Victoria Gass; Policy Advisor, Central America, Oxfam America
    • ­Marc Schenker - Distinguished Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Division of Environmental and Occupational Health, University of California (UC David Health)

    10:15 AM

    Break

    10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

    Parallel Session (4): Employment and employment conditions

    Moderator

    • ­TBD

    Speakers

    • ­Shannon Guilot-Wright – Community Health Research Fellow, Center to Eliminate Health Disparities, UTMB

    Parallel Session (5): documentation and Legal status

    Moderator

    • ­TBD

    Speakers

    • ­TBC - Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative

    Parallel Session (6): Education

    Moderator

    • ­TBD

    Speakers

    • ­Jeffrey Temple - Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UTMB

    12:00 PM

    Lunch

    01:00 PM – 02:00 PM

    Exhibition tour

    • ­All participants are invited to vote for posters and artwork

    02:00 PM – 03:00 PM

    Conference synthesis

    Moderator

    • ­Premal Patel; Associate Director at Center for Global Health Education and Assistant Professor at Department of Internal Medicine, UTMB

    Presenter

    • ­Michael Goodman; Instructor, Department of Internal Medicine, UTMB

    Panel

    • ­Representatives from the documentation committee

     

    03:00 – 03:15

    Break

    03:15 PM – 04:45 PM

    Panel discussion (2)

    • ­How to address the gaps that were highlighted in the synthesis (in relation to policies, practices and structures)?
    • ­What are some opportunities to use to address these gaps?
    • ­What are the challenges and how to overcome them?

    Moderator

    • ­Hani Serag, Health System Research Fellow at Center to Eliminate Health Disparities, and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Department of Pediatrics, UTMB

    Speakers

    • ­TBD - Legislator
    • William Tierney, Chair of Population Health and Professor of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas at Austin – Dell Medical School
    • ­Christine Kovic - Associate Professor of Anthropology, Undiverts of Houston – Clear Lake (UHCL)
    • ­Jason Glenn – Chair, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Women Center
    • ­TBD - UTEP

    04:45 PM – 05:15

    Closing remarks: what is next?

    • ­Ben G. Raimer, MD, MA, FAAP; Senior Vice President, Health Policy and Legislative Affairs, University of Texas Medical Brach (TMB)
    • ­Marcelo Korc, MPH; Senior advisor for Sustainable Development, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
    • ­Alexandra (Lexi) Nolen, PhD, MPH; Vice-President for Impact, Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF)
    • ­Victoria Gass; Policy Advisor, Central America, Oxfam America

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