National refugee health conference focuses on dealing with trauma, empowering communities

Jun 24, 2014

Health care providers from across the United States and Canada and overseas came together in western New York to discuss the most effective approaches to treating refugee populations, many of whom have experienced significant trauma fleeing from conflict zones.

There are between four and five million refugees in the U.S. and their experiences often result in unique health needs.

The 2014 North American Refugee Health Conference brought together practitioners, researchers, navigators and community members under the auspices of the Rochester Academy of Medicine and Rochester General Hospital.

The WXXI Innovation Trail's Michelle Faust and Matthew Leonard spoke with some of the attendees.