Refugee Health Partners

Membership Eligibility: All Jefferson Students

Membership Dues or Fees: None

Description:

Refugee Health Partners (RHP) aims to be a model organization at Jefferson and a trusted health partner in Philadelphia. We achieve this by 1) training allied health professionals to practice refugee competent and conscious care, 2) empowering refugees to be active participants in their own community and healthcare, and 3) fostering a culture of belonging, mentorship, and cultural humility with the Jefferson community. Ultimately, our purpose is to empower refugees to have a greater role in their own healthcare by helping them navigate the US healthcare system and improve their access to care. To that end, we help refugees with many of their needs beyond acute medical issues, including assistance with insurance, bills, specialty care, employment, transportation, follow-up appointments and more. Any Jefferson student is eligible to be a member of RHP, and can engage with the organization through a variety of yearly community outreach programs including flu clinics, health fairs, English as a Second Language and health education classes, picnics with refugee communities, and partnering with refugee families to assist them with their health care needs. We also host educational talks for the Jefferson community throughout the year.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Organization Email: rhp@students.jefferson.edu

Student Organization Advisor: Marc Altshuler, MD, Associate Professor & Associate Residency Program Director, Family and Community Medicine 833 Chestnut Street, Suite 301  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107| 215-955-5561