Title Refugee Health: A Needs Assessment
AAP Grant ID 1904
Project Year 2011
City & State Decatur, GA
Program Name CATCH Resident
Topic Immigrant/Migrant/Refugee/Undocumented Health
Program Description
This proposal represents a resident-driven initiative to conduct a quality needs assessment focused on nutrition and overall health needs of local elementary-school aged refugee and immigrant children at the International Community School (ICS). This elementary school is located in Dekalb County, GA, the second most diverse county in the United States with the largest refugee resettlement area in the country. ICS houses 400 K-6th grade students from over forty-one countries, speaking more than 25 languages. There is limited information on the overall health and nutritional status of this high-risk pediatric population in addition to information on the childrens access to medical care. We have a small grant from Emory's Office of University-Community Partnerships to establish a collaboration with ICS as a service learning site for residents, but need support to conduct a quality needs assessment in order to guide the implementation of programs that will improve the health and well-being of the community and ultimately provide a school-based medical home.
1. Provide residents with insight into how inaccessibility to basic medical care aggravates the social and health issues among people living in poverty. 2. Raise awareness of global health issues as they exist in local refugee communities. 3. Encourage the foundation of a school-based medical home for children at ICS.
AAP District District X
Institutional Name Internation Community School, 3260 Covington Highway, Decatur, GA 30032
Contact 1 Tamar Saxe
Contact 2 Lauren Hall
ID 55