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dc.contributor.authorThiel de Bocanegra, Heike
dc.contributor.authorCarter-Pokras, Olivia
dc.contributor.authorIngleby, J. David
dc.contributor.authorPottie, Kevin
dc.contributor.authorTchangalova, Nedelina
dc.contributor.authorAllen, Sophia I.
dc.contributor.authorSmith-Gagen, Julie
dc.contributor.authorHidalgo, Bertha
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-30T17:41:38Z
dc.date.available2020-03-30T17:41:38Z
dc.date.issued2018-06
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/2daf-walo
dc.identifier.citationThiel de Bocanegra, H., Carter-Pokras, O., Ingleby, J. D., Pottie, K., Tchangalova, N., Allen, S. I., Smith-Gagen, J., & Hidalgo, B. (2018). Addressing refugee health through evidence-based policies: A case study. Annals of Epidemiology, 28(6): 411-419. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annepidem.2017.05.010en_US
dc.identifier.issn1047-2797
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/25610
dc.description.abstractThe cumulative total of persons forced to leave their country for fear of persecution or organized violence reached an unprecedented 24.5 million by the end of 2015. Providing equitable access to appropriate health services for these highly diverse newcomers poses challenges for receiving countries. In this case study, we illustrate the importance of translating epidemiology into policy to address the health needs of refugees by highlighting examples of what works as well as identifying important policy-relevant gaps in knowledge. First, we formed an international working group of epidemiologists and health services researchers to identify available literature on the intersection of epidemiology, policy, and refugee health. Second, we created a synopsis of findings to inform a recommendation for integration of policy and epidemiology to support refugee health in the United States and other high-income receiving countries. Third, we identified eight key areas to guide the involvement of epidemiologists in addressing refugee health concerns. The complexity and uniqueness of refugee health issues, and the need to develop sustainable management information systems, require epidemiologists to expand their repertoire of skills to identify health patterns among arriving refugees, monitor access to appropriately designed health services, address inequities, and communicate with policy makers and multidisciplinary teams.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.subjectEpidemiologyen_US
dc.subjectRefugeesen_US
dc.subjectAsylum seekersen_US
dc.subjectEmigrants and immigrantsen_US
dc.subjectPublic policyen_US
dc.subjectHealth policyen_US
dc.subjectMinority healthen_US
dc.subjectHealth status disparitiesen_US
dc.subjectHealth care disparitiesen_US
dc.subjectHealth servicesen_US
dc.titleAddressing refugee health through evidence-based policies: A case studyen_US
dc.typeOtheren_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_us
dc.relation.isAvailableAtUniversity of Maryland Librariesen_us
dc.relation.isAvailableAtUniversity of Maryland (College Park, MD)en_us


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