Health | Welcoming America

Category: Health

The Promoting Refugee and Community Wellness guide, a publication exploring the connections between wellness and welcoming communities. Created in partnership by the National Partnership for Community Training and Welcoming America, the webinar will focus on how those from diverse sectors – such as academics, employers, health providers, and neighbors - can create a vibrant ecosystem that supports refugee and community wellness.

Welcoming Webinar

A growing number of places recognize that being welcoming leads to prosperity. This webinar provides a comprehensive overview of the Welcoming Framework and offers participants resources needed to become more inclusive toward newcomers and longtime residents.

Creating a welcoming community for immigrants can help to create a more healthy community for everyone, and such efforts to create health equity ensure that immigrants and refugees can participate fully and belong. This webinar discusses the advancements in health equity over the past 10 years while examining the social determinants of health, addressing health disparities among immigrants and refugees, and highlighting the importance of using a health equity lens in welcoming work.

In order to build truly inclusive communities where foreign-born residents have the opportunity to thrive, we must ensure they have the opportunity to achieve healthy lives. Below, we have compiled resources for you to begin exploring health equity and how it fits into your welcoming work.

Creating a welcoming community for immigrants can help to create a more healthy community for everyone, and such efforts to create health equity ensure that immigrants and refugees can participate fully and belong. Our white paper provides recommendations to help communities pursue a combined health equity and immigrant inclusion agenda. 

This tool provides an overview of strategies to engage the broader community in an immigrant integration context and offers numerous examples of projects throughout the country.