The Office of Minority Health Resource Center (OMHRC) and African-serving organizations in the United States, are hosting the
2nd United States Conference on African Immigrant Health to enhance the capacity of community- and faith-based organizations to address
health disparities among African immigrants and refugees (African Diaspora).within the United States
USCAIH 2014 will build on the success of the previous US Conference on African Immigrant Health and:
- Provide updates of health trends and best practices in addressing health disparities among African immigrant and
refugee communities in the U.S.
- Apply a health behavior and behavior change framework to examine health behaviors specific to the African
immigrant and refugee community determined by culture, migration and integration that lead to positive or negative health
- Explore the intersection between health behavior, provider competence and access to care to bring to light trends
and interventions with promising success in addressing health disparities in the African immigrant and refugee population in
- Bring together health and diaspora leaders, including individuals, organizations, agencies or institutions,
interested in and capable of supporting research and development activities that focus on holistic interventions in African
immigrant and refugee communities.
- Provide an update of health trends in specific areas of health disparities prevalent among African
- Explore best practices in data collection specific to the African Diaspora .
- Establish collaborators to pool local and national resources, support networking and knowledge sharing among African immigrants and refugees.
- Share selected promising practices used to address health disparities among African immigrants and refugees.
- Make data collection recommendations specific to organizations serving African immigrants and refugees.