Iraqi

Environmental, Nutrition and Health Issues in a US Refugee Resettlement Community

Lauren Sastre MS and Lauren Haldeman PhD. MEDICC Review, October 2015, Vol 17, No 4

In 2012, North Carolina ranked in the top ten states in refugee resettlement, with central Guilford County one of the most diverse in the southeast. This study examined the local resettlement environmental, nutrition and health barriers and needs of refugees in Guilford County, as perceived by individuals providing services to them. Perceptions were consistent across participants regarding a diverse local refugee population.

Pre- and Post-displacement Stressors and Body Weight Development in Iraqi Refugees in Michigan

K.-L. Catherine Jen and Kequan Zhou. J Immigr Minor Health. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2016 Oct 1.

Refugees have typically experienced stress and trauma before entering the US. Stressors and mental health disorders may contribute to obesity. The aim of this study was to investigate changes in the body mass index (BMI) in Iraqi refugees settled in Michigan in relationship to pre- and post-migration stressors and mental health. Anthropometric and demographic data were collected from 290 Iraqi refugees immediately after they arrived in Michigan and one year after settlement.

Iraqi Refugees

2013 Article: The Prevalence of Torture and Associated Symptoms in United States Iraqi Refugees

The Affordable Care Act & Refugees: informational video in Arabic - in English

In 2008 through an additional Technical Assistance initiative funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement, CVT’s National Capacity Building Project partnered with ACCESS Center for Torture Survivors in Dearborn, MI, to provide specialized technical assistance to programs serving Iraqi torture survivors.

The informational webinars and related resources produced during that year on topics related to providing culturally

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Affordable Care Act for refugees

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