Our current Global Chat will enhance knowledge and awareness of successful public health projects and a medical-home model of healthcare that are meeting the health, education, and social needs of US refugee patients in Phoenix, Arizona.
This chat will cover:
-Introduction to refugees and refugee-specific health care needs
-Background on the development and implementation of a Pediatric refugee clinic that has a success medical-home model
-How the clinic is working on diverse projects, especially in order to inform the refugee communities on the COVID-19 pandemic, addressing their language and cultural barriers
-Production of short educational videos in response to public health needs of the refugee population during COVID 19
-Utilization of Cultural Health Navigators (CHNs) to make a more unique and inclusive clinic model
-Successful clinic-patient practices such as conference calls with families and community providers, as well as coordinating with other health care providers and public health professionals
ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS
Dr. Michael Do is a Pediatrician at Valleywise Health in Phoenix, Arizona and the director of the Valleywise Pediatric Refugee Clinic. He is also an Assistant Professor with the Creighton University School of Medicine and the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix.
Dr. Do received his undergraduate degree from Baylor University and medical degree from University of Texas Medical Branch. He completed his residency in Pediatrics at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital / Maricopa Medical Center Pediatric Residency Program.
His professional interests include refugee/immigrant health, global health, and legislative advocacy.
Julie Ngiriye is a social worker and care coordinator for refugee and immigrant families at the Valleywise Health Pediatrics Clinic in Phoenix, AZ.
Julie arrived to the United States as a refugee in 2000. She is currently a US citizen and a founding member of various ECBOs/refugee community organizations that help refugees adjust to their new lives in America. She helps with interpretation, advocacy, education, and transportation needs of the community.
Julie’s interest in social work started in her country of origin Burundi. After her career as a teacher and school curriculum designer, she held the positions of government minister for Social Affairs and Labor and House representative and Ambassador to the European Nordic Countries – all while being actively involved with nonprofit organizations dedicated to Women and Children’s rights and welfare.
Julie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sciences of Education from the University of Burundi and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Arizona State University (ASU). She is married, has 3 children,and 5 grandchildren.