Date of Publication
Objectives: • To determine if refugees completing a Medical Orientation Program for New Americans are better with several aspects of medicine in the US, such as making appointments; knowing more about diet and hygiene; and understanding the implications of mental and chronic illnesses. • To determine if Medical Passports provided to these individuals to improve continuity of care are useful and effective. • To make recommendations for improvements to the Medical Orientation Program for New Americans to the Community Health Center of Burlington (CHCB).
Jon Bourgo, Community Health Centers of Burlington
Hendrika Maltby, PhD, RN, FRCNA, University of Vermont College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Jan Carney, MD, PhD, University of Vermont College of Medicine
Community Health Center of Burlington
Access to Health Services, Health Communication and Health Information Technology, Public Health Infrastructure, Social Determinants of Health
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 License
French, Delia; Graf, Matthew; Korsh, Jeremy; Kreider, Harry; Pasciullo, Erica; Shean, Katie; Wood, Emily; Bourgo, Jon; Maltby, Hendrika; and Carney, Jan, "Removing Barriers to Health Care: Healthy Starts for New Americans" (2011). Public Health Projects, 2008-present. 53.