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Immigrant Health Committee Awarded Healthy People 2020 Grant – You Can Help by Sharing Your Experience Caring for Immigrant Children


Washington Post, John Moore/Getty Images

Washington Post, John Moore/Getty Images

The DC AAP’s Immigrant Health Committee has recently been awarded the Friends of Children Healthy People 2020 Grant.  As one of five AAP chapters in the nation to win the grant, they will be working to create a “toolkit” for primary care providers to care for recently arrived immigrant children called “Esperanza:  Coordinated Care and Excellence for Immigrant Children.”

In design of the toolkit, they will be collaborating with the group Design for America (DFA).  DFA is actively searching for providers in the DC area who have taken care of recent immigrant children to interview and gain valuable insight into the unique challenges and needs of this vulnerable population.

Office of Refugee Resettlement; Artwork by a child in the UAC program, 2013

Office of Refugee Resettlement; Artwork by a child in the UAC program, 2013

Volunteers (doctors, nurses, social workers, case managers, etc) who have cared for recent immigrant children would be briefly interviewed as to their experiences.  No confidential patient information would be shared, and the DC AAP Immigrant Health Committee would use this information to help create the toolkit to cater to the specific needs of DC area pediatric providers.

If willing to volunteer for a brief interview with the DFA group, please send an email to DNewman@childrensnational.org.