Date: March 7, 2016
Location: SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver
Settlement service providing organizations and organizations in the health care sector have an interest in supporting newcomers to successfully access health care and to achieve good health outcomes. To achieve this, the two sectors must work together to bridge the gap between settlement and health. Newcomers need to be supported to navigate the health care system and to effectively engage in maintaining good health.
This E-Symposium explored innovative approaches to health care and health promotion for newcomers, focusing on collaboration and communication between the settlement service provider agencies, the health sector and newcomers themselves.
Introduction: Collaborative Approaches to Promoting Newcomer Health
Presentation: Bridging Settlement Health for Newcomer Women, Ann Pederson, BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre
Presentation: “You’re in Canada now!” One specialized clinic’s experience in helping refugees navigate the mainstream health care system, Dr. Mei-ling Wiedmeyer, Bridge Clinic
Presentation: Increasing Capacity and Collaboration: Process and Learning’s on the Gaps and Opportunities for Better Orienting Newcomers to the Health Care System in the Fraser Health Region, Naomi Armstrong, Fraser Health Diversity Services
Q&A: Collaborative Approaches to Promoting Newcomer Health