Refugee Education and Clinic Team
Addressing Health Disparities through Education and Primary Care among Refugees & Asylum Seekers in Maricopa County
REACT at a Glance
We seek to address the healthcare disparities that arise from the geographic, linguistic, and cultural isolation experienced by the refugee and asylee communities in the greater Phoenix area . We achieve this through our 4 pillars: (1): Engaging with the communities directly, (2) Educating them on health knowledge gaps, (3) Empowering them through our initiatives and (4) Providing them primary care.
Combining Education with Medical Care
Connecting with the Community
REACT meets the refugee populations in their own local communities to to assess health needs and build relationships.
Providing the Tools for Success
After assessing the community's health needs, REACT provides educational workshops on health topics of interest. Past workshop topics include: nutrition, diabetes, medication management, hygiene, and vaccinations.
Longitudinal Success Among the Refugee Populations
Volunteer physicians working in conjunction with the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine medical students to provide supplementary primary healthcare needs. In turn, the refugees become more accustomed to working with healthcare professionals.