Children with Significant Medical Conditions Across the Migration Continuum

Hosted on February 26, 2024, the training was delivered by Dr. Elizabeth Dawson-Hahn, MD, MPH, an Attending Physician at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Children represent approximately 40% of all refugees globally, and about 10–15% of refugee children have significant medical conditions. Resettlement best practices for supporting children across the migration continuum—while the child is still overseas, while en route, and once in the United States—are different than those geared toward adults. In this webinar, we will address the unique considerations for serving newcomer children with significant medical conditions, including the intersection of multiple medical diagnoses, supporting children’s families, and communicating across the migration continuum. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn from specific case examples of children with complex medical conditions.

By the end of this webinar, you will be able to:
• Describe the overseas medical examination and ongoing monitoring of children with significant medical conditions before resettlement, including transport to the U.S.
• Recognize ways resettlement agencies and public health organizations serve children with significant medical conditions