Refugee Health


The Need
  • Hampton Roads is home to 2000 resettled refugees
  • Approximately 17 000 of refugees can be found throughout VA
  • Social determinants of health, including lingual patterns and history of forced displacement, affect health access and outcomes of this community
Project Description
  • Identify and address unique health needs among refugee populations across Hampton Roads and around the world
  • Work in clinics and within the community in pursuit of health equity for marginalized populations
Annual Student Activities
  • Ongoing statewide mental health research
  • Mentorship program with local young adult refugees
  • Opportunities for international clinical service and language immersion training
  • Health fairs, seminars, and cultural activities
Sustainable Development Goals
88 People | 643 Impacts | 1,385 Hours