Refugee and immigrant health

Title: Refugee and immigrant health

Author: Division of Global Populations and Infectious Disease Prevention, Bureau of Infectious Disease, MA Department of Public Health

Date: 2015

Description:  This presentation provides information on refugee and immigrant health, refugee processing, health services and assessment, communicable diseases, refugee challenges, vulnerability and self-reliance.

Keywords: vulnerability, Bhutanese, suicide, health

Cataloged By: Selina Sikder / B.J. Perkins

Rx for strengthening Massachusetts’ economy and health care system

Title: Rx for strengthening Massachusetts’ economy and health care system

Author: The Governor’s Advisory Council for Refugees and Immigrants, Task Force on Immigrant Healthcare Professionals in Massachusetts

Publisher: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Governor’s Advisory Council for Refugees and Immigrants  

Date: 2014

Description:  This report was developed by a statewide Task Force on Immigrant Healthcare Professionals in Massachusetts as requested by the Governor.  The report provides recommendations to support the career advancement and professional contributions of immigrant healthcare professionals in Massachusetts, especially those trained abroad.

Keywords: health care professionals

Cataloged By: Selina Sikder / B.J. Perkins

2013 report on infant mortality in the city of Worcester

Title: 2013 report on infant mortality in the city of Worcester

Author: Worcester Healthy Baby Collaborative (WHBC)

Date: 2013

Description:  This report updates a 2007 report on infant mortality rates (IMR) in Worcester, Massachusetts. It provides statistics on infant mortality rates, interpretation of the data and recommendations to the City Council.  The data reveals striking racial and ethnic disparities in Worcester’s infant mortality rates.

Keywords: infant mortality, health

Cataloged By: Selina Sikder / B.J. Perkins

Worcester Public Schools: A family guide & community resources

Title: Worcester Public Schools: A family guide & community resources

Author: Worcester Public School Members and Community Collaborators

Date: 2014

Description:  This guide presents information about the Worcester Public Schools for families new to the city and who are learning about the Worcester Public School system.

http://www.worcesterschools.org

Keywords: community resources, Worcester Public Schools, education

Cataloged By: Selina Sikder / B.J. Perkins

2012 Greater Worcester Community Health Assessment (CHA)

Title: 2012 Greater Worcester Community Health Assessment (CHA)

Author: Worcester Division of Public Health, UMass Memorial Medical Center and Common Pathways

Date: 2012

Description:  This report presents the findings of the 2012 Commonly Health Assessment of the Greater Worcester Region. A collaborative, participatory approach was used to conduct the assessment.

Keywords: public health, health assessment

Cataloged By: Selina Sikder / B.J. Perkins

2012 Greater Worcester Region Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)

Title: 2012 Greater Worcester Region Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)

Author: Worcester Division of Public Health, UMass Memorial Medical Center and Common Pathways

Date: 2012

Description:  The 2012 Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) was developed using findings from the 2012 Community Health Assessment (CHA) to determine major health priorities, goals and strategies to improve the health of residents in the Greater Worcester Region. Immigrants and refugees were one of the priority populations identified.

Keywords: health assessment, public health

Cataloged By: Selina Sikder / B.J. Perkins

Greater Worcester Region Community Health Improvement Plan: 2013 amendment and annual report

Title: Greater Worcester Region Community Health Improvement Plan: 2013 amendment and annual report

Author: Worcester Division of Public Health in partnership with UMass Memorial Medical Center, Common Pathways and Fallon Health.

Date: 2013

Description:  This 2013 report presents an updated Community Health Improvement Plan and an annual report detailing the progress that has been made to date.

Keywords: public health, health assessment

Cataloged By: Selina Sikder / B.J. Perkins

2015 Greater Worcester Community Health Assessment (CHA)

Title: 2015 Greater Worcester Community Health Assessment (CHA)

Author: Worcester Division of Public Health, UMass Memorial Medical Center and Fallon Health

Date: 2015

Description:  This report presents the findings of the 2015 Community Health Assessment of the Greater Worcester Region which was conducted using a collaborative participatory approach. It provides a portrait of the community’s health status, needs and assets. These findings will be used to determine health priorities for the 2016 Greater Worcester Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).

Keywords: health assessment, public health

Cataloged By: B.J. Perkins

Worcester community mental health assessment

Title: Worcester community mental health assessment

Author: Cardemil, Esteban; Torres, Rosalie Stone and Keefe, Kristen

Publisher: Worcester Division of Public Health

Date: 2013

Description:  This assessment report provides a community-based overview of Worcester residents’ challenges, coping strategies and barriers to addressing their mental health needs.  Among the challenges identified are economic stress, exposure to violence and trauma, substance use, medical comorbidity, non-Western mental health conceptions and stigma. The report found that mental health stigma was particularly pronounced in immigrant and refugee populations. This study concludes with recommendations to better address the mental health needs of the Worcester community. This project was part of the Worcester Division of Public Health’s ongoing Community Health Improvement plan (CHIP).

Keywords: mental health, public health, health assessment

Cataloged By: Selina Sikder / B.J. Perkins

Common Pathways: Semi-annual report to the community: Neighborhood conversation report, 2010: Refugee issues

Title: Common Pathways: Semi-annual report to the community: Neighborhood conversation report, 2010: Refugee issues

Author: Common Pathways

Date: 2010

Description: This report presents the results of neighborhood conversations held with different refugee groups centered on questions of health care and physical and mental health-related issues, as well as the benefits and challenges of living in Worcester. These groups consisted of Iraqi women, Central African Republic refugees, Albanian/Kosovo refugees, Burmese men, and Burmese women respectively.

Keywords: primary health care, mental health, assimilation, Iraqis, Central African Republic, Burmese, Albanian

Cataloged by: Caleigh Ross / B.J. Perkins