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2019 Policy & Issues Forum

PGS3 - General Session: Caring for Immigrant Patients

Mar 30, 2019 10:30am ‐ Mar 30, 2019 12:00pm


10:30am - 11:15am

Caring for Immigrant Patients

Recent policy developments highlight the need for health centers to understand the unique challenges faced by immigrant patients and their family members, and to implement strategies to support them. This session will provide an overview of recent policy developments, particularly around public charge, available tools and resources for both patients and health center staff as well as best practices in place in health centers to more effectively address health care and social service challenges.

11:15am - 12:00pm

Presentation of the Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health Policy’s 2019 Emerging Leader Awards


  • Kimberly S. Chang, MD, MPH, Family Physician, Human Trafficking and Health Care Policy Fellow, Asian Health Services


  • Sara Rosenbaum, JD, Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University
  • Roxana Cruz, MD, FACP, Director, Medical and Clinical Affairs, Texas Association of Community Health Centers
  • Zara Marselian, MA, FACHE, President and CEO, La Maestra Community Health Center
  • Sonya Schwartz, JD, Senior Policy Attorney and Co-Chair, Protecting Immigrant Families Campaign, National Immigration Law Center
  • Mary Jo Ybarra-Vega, MS, LMHC, Outreach/Behavioral Health Coordinator, Quincy Community Health Center

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