Proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the Society of Refugee Healthcare Providers, a U.S. non-profit organization dedicated to improving the healthcare of refugees and asylum seekers, as well as addressing equity in healthcare.
Caring for refugees that have resettled in North America is a challenging endeavor. Regardless of your political views or thoughts about resettlement or world conflicts, the reality is that there are millions of innocent people displaced from their homes due to wars, political upheaval, famine, and other conflicts. Many can never return to their homes. Governments try to find solutions but sometimes the only durable solution is resettling them to a neutral country to re-build their lives.
As caregivers, we are met with the challenge of delivering medical care for these new citizens. Challenges to delivering appropriate care includes language and cultural differences; helping refugees understand how to navigate the western healthcare system; health literacy; social issues; trauma and behavioral health issues, as well as rare diseases we might not normally see in North America.
The Society provides a forum and educational platform (along with resources) to help caregivers meet these challenges as well as connect with other caregivers around the world to understand best practices and stay up to date on issues regarding the appropriate delivery of healthcare for refugees. We hold an annual medical conference (North American Refugee Health Conference); conduct webinars and training courses; publish research and policy statements; and, connect over 4,000 medical providers through a listserv. We also assist previously resettled refugees training in healthcare through a scholarship fund.
The Society of Refugee Healthcare Providers is U.S. non-profit under IRS 501 c 3 rules. All donations qualify as a tax deduction.