Refugee Series/LIVE from North American Refugee Healthcare Conference—The Power of Stories, Community Voice, and Mutual Support (Ep. 28)
In today’s episode, we have a special treat for you as we recap the North American Refugee Health Conference (NARHC) held in Calgary, Canada. This conference, hosted by the Society of Refugee Healthcare Providers, brought together healthcare professionals, researchers, and community scholars to discuss and address the unique challenges refugees and immigrants face in accessing healthcare.
Joining me today are a diverse group of guests, including Duncan Reid from the International Medicine Clinic, Rachel Talavlikar from the Mosaic Refugee Health Clinic, and representatives from the Community Scholars Program in Calgary.
Together, we will dive into
- the key themes and takeaways from the conference, ranging from respecting Indigenous voices to the power of storytelling and healing through art.
- the importance of centering community voices and restructuring power and authority
- building strong connections within our communities.
- the experiences of internationally trained physicians
- the role of research in addressing healthcare disparities
- the progress we’ve made in truth and reconciliation within the Canadian healthcare system
- National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM)
- Refugee Health YYC
[00:05:58] Progress in truth and reconciliation in Canada
[00:14:25] Talks contrast deep pain and healing process.
[00:19:26] Recognizing the value of internationally trained healthcare workers.
[00:22:24] Refugee review board offers research consultation.
[00:27:19] Language’s power on refugee status realization.
[00:37:01] Hire diverse community scholars for successful research.
[00:39:47] Finding hope in overwhelming times is vital.