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Evaluating Inequities in Refugee & Im/migrant Health Service Access

April 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

About the Talk

This talk will summarize key findings and recommendations from the IRIS project, which is completing 5 years of mixed-methods data collection and analysis understand the health experiences of immigrants and migrants (im/migrants) in British Columbia. IRIS combines interviews with im/migrant community members and quantitative data from health and immigration administration to focus on two research areas: sexual and reproductive health services, and COVID-related testing and primary care. We are generating recommendations for policies, programs, and practices that improve health, well-being and access to health services in BC for people who are im/migrants.

About the Speaker

Dr. Mei-ling Wiedmeyer is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the UBC Department of Family Practice and a Family Physician at Umbrella Multicultural Health Co-op. She is the co-Principal Investigator of the Evaluating Inequities in Refugee and im/migrant Health Service Access (IRIS) project, a mixed-methods community-based research project in BC.