Refugees among Us: Cultural Competency and Public Health Challenges

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Dr. Judith Kopiyo is pursuing an MPH at UAB with a focus on healthcare management and policy. A medical doctor from Kenya, she has worked in the Infectious Disease unit of a hospital in Nairobi. Her presentation will share her research on the public health challenges refugees and asylum-seekers face adapting to life in America. With a personal perspective on her own experience living in Birmingham, she will make the case for why Americans need to recognize that refugees come from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds. Cultural competency is essential for health care and social service providers to reduce barriers immigrants face accessing services.

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Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Event Type

Lectures & Presentations, Seminar


Diversity & Inclusion, Health & Wellness

Target Audience

General Public


Free (registration required)

School of Public Health, Sparkman Center for Global Health
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