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Refugee Health

MISSION

To achieve equity in healthcare access and health outcomes for refugees resettled in the United States.

GOALS

  • Deliver compassionate, comprehensive, longitudinal clinical care to refugees and asylees in our community.
  • Educate students and providers to procure culturally competent evidence based care for the socio-medically complex population within a collaborative framework.
  • Conduct research to evaluate and improve the delivery of care to refugees.
  • Advocate for refugees, asylees, and other immigrant populations at the local, state and federal levels.

RECENT PROJECTS

  • Comprehensive Refugee Health Surveillance Program
  • Contraceptive Education and Management
  • Diabetic Management for Refugees in a Patient-Centered Medical Home
  • Hypertensive Management for Refugees in a Patient-Centered Medical Home            
  • Latent Tuberculosis Infection Treatment Improvement
  • Refugee Health Screening in Philadelphia

DFCM RESEARCH TEAM

Kevin Scott, MD
Marc Altshuler, MD
Rickie Brawer, PhD
Ellen Plumb, MD
Colleen Payton, MPH

CONTACT: Kevin Scott, MD 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Pickle, S., Altshuler, M., Scott, K.  Cervical cancer screening outcomes in a refugee population. J Immigr Refug Stud. 2014;12(1):1-8.

RECENT PRESENTATIONS

O’Leary CM, Altshuler M, Scott K., Hervada-Page M, Kitagawa-James K. An interdisciplinary model to improve completion of latent tuberculosis infection treatment in the refugee population. Poster presented at the AAFP 2013 Family Medicine Global Health Workshop, Baltimore, MD October 2013.

Scott, K. Ethical Considerations in Conducting Research with Refugee Communities. North American Refugee Health Conference, June 6-8, 2013, Toronto, Canada.