Tools & Resources You Can Use to Advocate for the Health of Children & Families Who Have Immigrated
Dr. Elizabeth Montgomery Collins, a pediatrician with over 20 years' experience in international maternal child health, shares different tools and resources that immigrant and refugee families can use to better their new lives.
Elizabeth Montgomery Collins, MD, MPH, DTM
Dr. Collins is a pediatrician with over 20 years' experience in international maternal child health and served over eight years as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Section of Retrovirology and Global Health at Baylor College of Medicine.
Healthcare Community Participants:
Raquel Garcia, BSN, RN
Raquel Garcia is a nurse at Truman Medical Centers in the Community Health department. TMC is one of the few hospitals in the nation with a fully functioning Community Health department. TMC strives to provide prevention education to the Kansas City immigrant and refugee community.
Lorena Zambrano is a Medical Interpreter with Truman Medical Centers. Lorena is the bridge between healthcare providers and patients who have a limited language ability. Having medical interpreters staffed at TMC is just one of the ways that the hospital is serving the immigrant and refugee community in the Kansas City area.
MIGRACAM SMARTPHONE APP
The goal of the MigraCam smartphone app is to help individuals living in immigrant communities notify their family members if they are detained in a raid or traffic stop. MigraCam does that by recording incidents and streaming them live to emergency contacts with a customized message. MigraCam has a built-in alert system for important notifications from the ACLU’s Border Rights Center and Know Your Rights information in video format. MigraCam is available free on the Android and iTunes app stores in English or Spanish.
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RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS AND FAMILIES WHO HAVE IMMIGRATED TO THE U.S.
The following document lists a variety of resources that are valuable for children, adolescents, and families who have immigrated to the United States.
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ORGANIZATIONS THAT HELP IMMIGRANTS IN THE U.S.
The following document lists a variety of organizations that are here to help those who have immigrated to the United States.
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WRITE TO YOUR POLICYMAKER
Let your voice be heard by sending a letter to your policymaker. Click below to download a template letter to send to your local government representative.