Refugees from Burma (Myanmar)

Title: Refugees from Burma (Myanmar)

Author: Great Brook Valley Health Center in consultation with James Aung, Saisih Nawnkhar, Oo Reh, Elizabeth Hannum, Meredith Walsh, MORI   and MDPH.

Description: A PowerPoint presentation on the growing presence of refugees from Buma in Worcester.  The presentation includes statistical information on the growth of refugees from Burma in Central Massachusetts and information on Burmese history, refugee camps, religious and cultural practices, languages, food, and physical and mental health concerns. The report also outlines strengths and challenges to assimilation for refugees from Burma in Central Massachusetts.

Keywords: Burmese, refugee integration, culture and traditions, health care

Cataloged by: Caleigh Ross / B.J. Perkins

Bhutanese refugees

Title: Bhutanese refugees

Author: Great Brook Valley Health Center in consultation with Sheela Pradhan, Hari Dhakal, Meena Ghimirey, MORI and MDPH

Description: A PowerPoint presentation on the growing presence of refugees from Bhutan in Worcester.  The presentation includes statistical information on the growth of refugees from Bhutan in Central Massachusetts, and information on Bhutanese history, refugee camps, religious and cultural practices, languages, food, and physical and mental health concerns. The report also outlines strengths and challenges to assimilation for refugees from Bhutan in Central Massachusetts.

Keywords: refugee integration, culture and traditions, health care, Bhutanese

Cataloged by: Caleigh Ross / B.J. Perkins

Iraqi refugees

Title: Iraqi refugees

Author: Great Brook Valley Health Center in consultation with Wisam Breegi, Omar Abdulrhaman, Nedhal Saoud, MORI and MDPH.

Publisher: Great Brook Valley Health Center, Worcester, MA

Date: 2009

Description:  A PowerPoint presentation on the growing presence of refugees from Iraq in Worcester. This presentation provides a statistical overview of Iraqi refugees’ growth in Central Massachusetts and information on their background, gender roles and cultural practices, religion, health beliefs, physical and mental health, and the impacts of war. The report also outlines strengths and challenges to assimilation for refugees from Iraq in Central Massachusetts and includes a list of resources and contacts.

Keywords: Iraqi, health, integration

Cataloged By: Selina Sikder / B.J. Perkins

Massachusetts immigrants by the numbers: Demographic characteristics and economic footprint, second edition

Title: Massachusetts immigrants by the numbers: Demographic characteristics and economic footprint, second edition

Author: Clayton-Mathews, Alan and Watanabe, Paul  

Publisher: The Immigrant Learning Center

Date: 2012

Description: The report contains demographic and economic information on immigrants in Massachusetts.

https://www.issuelab.org/resources/13875/13875.pdf

Keywords: statistical data, demographics, economic conditions, immigrants

Cataloged by: Caleigh Ross / B.J. Perkins

The geography of immigrant skills: Educational profiles of metropolitan areas

Title: The geography of immigrant skills: Educational profiles of metropolitan areas

Author: Hall Mathew; Singer, Audrey; De Jong, Gordon F. and Graefe, Deborah Roempke

Publisher: Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings

Date: 2011

Description: This report analyzes the educational attainment among foreign-born adults in the top 100 largest metropolitan areas in the United States.

Keywords: statistical data, education, immigrants

Cataloged by: Caleigh Ross / B.J. Perkins

The geography of immigrant skills: Worcester, MA Metro Area

Title: The geography of immigrant skills: Worcester, MA Metro Area

Publisher: Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings

Date: 2011

Description: This is a pdf of highlights of immigrant skill levels in the Worcester, MA metro area.

Keywords: statistical data, Massachusetts, immigrants

Cataloged by: Caleigh Ross / B.J. Perkins

The Vietnamese population in the United States: 2010

Title: The Vietnamese population in the United States: 2010

Author: United States Census Bureau

Publisher: United States Census Bureau

Date: 2010

Description: This report provides demographic information on the Vietnamese population in the United States, including Massachusetts.

Keywords: census data, Vietnamese, Asian Americans

Cataloged by: Caleigh Ross / B.J. Perkins

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.

https://www.immigrationresearch.org/system/files/gac_task_force_report-final-12.18.14.compressed.pdf

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