Milken Institute School of Public Health Poster Presentations (Marvin Center & Video)

Title

Culturally Tailored Approach to Assess Facilitators and Barriers of Health-Care Services, Among Recently Resettled Refugees in Prince Georges County, MD

Document Type

Poster

Abstract Category

Prevention and Community Health

Keywords

Special Immigrant Visa, Refugee, Health Care Access, Facilitator Barrier, Health Equity

Publication Date

Spring 5-1-2019

Abstract

Facilitators and barriers were identified in providing primary healthcare to fifteen recently resettled Afghan refugees and key informants in Prince Georges County, Maryland. In this qualitative research, through a semistructured culturally tailored interview, all participants asserted that the current political environment precludes them from reaching a certain trust level with health care providers and sharing medical information that may cause further stigma and bias. A better understanding of the facilitators and challenges of Afghan Refugees in accessing health care is necessary to shape policy and improve the quality of services for this vulnerable community.

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Presented at Research Days 2019.

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Culturally Tailored Approach to Assess Facilitators and Barriers of Health-Care Services, Among Recently Resettled Refugees in Prince Georges County, MD

Facilitators and barriers were identified in providing primary healthcare to fifteen recently resettled Afghan refugees and key informants in Prince Georges County, Maryland. In this qualitative research, through a semistructured culturally tailored interview, all participants asserted that the current political environment precludes them from reaching a certain trust level with health care providers and sharing medical information that may cause further stigma and bias. A better understanding of the facilitators and challenges of Afghan Refugees in accessing health care is necessary to shape policy and improve the quality of services for this vulnerable community.