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​UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital Hosts Forum to Improve Health Care for Refugees and Immigrants

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4/3/2018

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WHAT: To improve health and wellness of Pittsburgh’s immigrants and refugees, UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital’s Healthy Community will host a forum to connect immigrant and refugee communities with local agency leaders, community advocates and health care providers.
 
The program will include discussions on Magee’s care for immigrant and refugee women who have been sexually assaulted as well as cultural considerations and barriers to care in treating women who are experiencing depression related to their pregnancy.
 
WHY: Magee’s Healthy Community is a community-based outreach education program that teams with a wide range of groups to develop solutions and programs to address pressing health care issues and disparities.
 
WHO:
 
• Health care providers who work with immigrant and refugee communities
• Raihan Izimbetova, advocate for the local Uzbekistan community
• Janet McFarland, clinician and forensic coordinator, UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
• Veta Farmer, social worker, UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
 
WHEN: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday, April 5
 
WHERE: UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital, 300 Halket St., Pittsburgh, 15213.
 
Note to Media: To cover event, prior arrangements must be made by contacting Amy Charley at 412-738-3511 or CharleyA@upmc.edu