Refugee Women's Health Clinic
Welcome to our Refugee Women’s Health Clinic (RWHC)
The Refugee Women’s Health Clinic has been featured in the May issue of the Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center . Click here to read more detail information.
The RWHC is pleased to once again be collecting donations for our annual Holiday Angel Gift Drive. The Angel Project aims to put smiles on the faces of refugee women, many of them spending their first holiday season in the USA and adjusting to life in this new country. We are counting on your generosity and enthusiasm to help us make this a successful event.
Visit our fundraising website at: www.giveforward.com/RWHCangels
Click Here to view the event flyer!
Refugees are individuals outside of their home country who are unable or unwilling to return due to persecution, or a well-founded fear of persecution, based on their race, religion, nationality, membership in a social group or political opinion. Arizona hosts almost 60,000 refugees with an average of 3,500 refugees resettled each year. 80% of the resettled refugees are women and girls.
Incoming refugees often lack knowledge on how to navigate the US healthcare system and due to misconceptions and myths regarding western medicine combined with language barriers, low literacy and cultural differences refugees frequently struggle with fear and distrust of the medical system. The unfortunate affect of these factors is low health-seeking behavior amongst refugee women, often resulting in poor maternal and neonatal outcomes.
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The Maricopa Integrated Health System is dedicated to reaching out to the underserved and fervently supports the mission of refugee resettlement which is to promote self-sufficiency in the incoming population. It is this dedication and support, as well as its culture of embracing diversity, which led MIHS to take a new initiative in opening the Refugee Women’s Health Clinic.
The clinic was created to provide a culturally grounded, patient-centered medical home for the growing refugee community in the Phoenix area. After 3 years of service to Phoenix’s refugee community, the RWHC has become a safe haven for many women seeking medical attention for themselves and their families.The clinic has served more than 1000 refugee women patients from 28 countries and has delivered close to 250 children.
By empowering and mentoring refugee women the RWHC influences their ability to make informed medical decisions for themselves and their families and increases their health seeking behavior. Partnering with various refugee resettlement and voluntary agencies as well as research partners and universities, the clinic has made and continues to advance great strides in the arena of cross- cultural healthcare, reducing and eliminating health disparities and cultural barriers to care.
- RWHC Staff-Click here
- Defining Program Success-Click here
- Acknowledgements-Click here
- Research Projects-Obstetrical Outcomes-Click here
- Refugee Women's Health Community Advisory Coalition-Click here
- Events & Announcements-Click here
- RWHC Anniversary Newsletter-Click here
- RWHC Media Kit-Click here
- Trainings & Presentations-Click here
- Outreach-Click here
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