UConn Immigrant Health
UConn Immigrant Health is a three-part entity focused on the clinical care of, education about, and advocacy for refugees and immigrants. It is composed of three components.
Refuge Medical Clinic
The first component, our Refugee Medical Clinic, provides medical care for the immigrant and refugee population and advocates for their unique needs. The clinic offers the following medical services to immigrants:
- Refugee health assessments
- i693 exams
- Ongoing primary care
UConn Collaboration for Immigration Rights
Another component of the UConn Immigrant Health program is the student-run UConn Immigration Rights Initiative (UIRI). It is a collaboration between UConn Health, UConn Law School, UConn School of Medicine, and Physicians for Human Rights (PHR). Comprised of a diverse and growing team of volunteer clinicians, educators, and professional students, UIRI advocates for survivors of human rights violations and provides pro-bono forensic examinations by PHR-trained physicians under the guidance of UConn School of Medicine faculty and a board of advisors.
Educating the Next Generation of Doctors
The third component of the program is the medical education of future doctors. Medical students and residents at the UConn School of Medicine undergo a robust course of study in the unique health needs of immigrants and refugees. The program educates and trains the future healthcare workforce at UConn School of Medicine about the medical care needs of immigrants and refugees.
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Following in the Footsteps of Physicians for Human Rights
For a forensic evaluation or UConn Immigration Rights Initiative (UIRI) inquiries, contact:
Graduate Assistant, UConn Immigration Rights Initiative