Upstream Learning Session 7: Contraceptive Care for Immigrant and Refugee Populations


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Friday, April 26, 2024 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM   iCalendar Eastern Standard Time

Please join us on Friday, April 26th from 9:00-10:30 for this interactive learning session!

Topic & Featured Speakers: This interactive learning session will focus on best practices when providing contraceptive care to migrant and refugee patients. The session will feature a presentation from Dr. Par Royer, an OBGYN and complex family planning specialist working in community health, large managed care and University  settings Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Royer has over 20 years of experience working in migrant and refugee women’s health.  The session will begin with an update from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health on the newly arriving families in the state and will conclude with a brief presentation from Lowell Community Health Center.

Suggested Participants: Initiative champion, any member of the care team that may work with immigrant or refugee patients. This learning session is open to all health center staff, regardless of Upstream partnership. 

Tentative Agenda:

9:00-9:05: Welcome

9:05-9:15: State Update on Migrant Families in MA: Katherine Fillo, PhD. MPH, RN-BC, Massachusetts Department of Public Health 

9:15-10:15: Best Practices for Contraceptive Care for Migrant and Refugee Patients: Dr. Par Royer, OBGYN

10:15-10:30: Community Health Center Presentation: Lowell Community Health Center 

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