Effectiveness of a refugee health clinic, the Centre for Family Medicine Refugee Clinic (CFMRC), and reception program on health outcomes.
- Are refugees who are symptomatic for treatable diseases better able to access primary care for diagnosis and treatment when using CFMRC services than when using mainstream clinics (prior to the establishment of the CFMRC)?
- Are refugees treated in the CFMRC better able to access specialist and tertiary care for diagnosed illness?
- Do CFMRC patients understand and navigate the healthcare system better than refugees who are not treated in a specialized refugee health clinic?
- Are CFMRC patients less likely to be inhibited from seeking employment due to persistent long-term health problems than refugees treated in the mainstream health system?
- Are CFMRC patients more likely to feel they are able to maintain the health of their families long-term than refugees treated in the mainstream system?
This is funded by the Joint Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement (CERIS)
Refugee Health Training Institute
Jodi Pipes is working on development of a two-week training institute on refugee health modeled after work in Australia, likely in partnership with Doctors without Borders and the Canadian Red Cross. We will likely work with the Continuing Professional Development Office at Schulich and may collaborate with institutions outside of UWO and London.
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