Refugee Health Partners

Membership Eligibility: All Jefferson Students

Membership Dues or Fees: None

Refugee Health Partners
 (RHP) aims to become a model organization at Jefferson and a trusted health partner in Philadelphia. We will 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 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. Our main roles are to help refugees navigate the US healthcare system and to empower them to have a greater role in their own healthcare. A basic rule of thumb is that we help with anything that a social worker might do: 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 that we put together including flu clinics, health fairs, English as a Second Language and health education classes, picnics with refugee communities, and adopt-a-refugee. More information on RHP and its activities can be found on our website.


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President: Amanda Nemecz, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Treasurer: Amrita Sukhavasi, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Vice President: Michelle D'Souza, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Secretary: Anjithaa Radarkrishnan, Sidney Kimmel Medical College

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