Refugees and Chronic Disease Report

On September 6, 2018, HealthPartners Canada and Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Canada, also known as the UN Refugee Agency, hosted the very first public conversation about the particular challenges facing refugees who are diagnosed with chronic disease, both in Canada and prior to their arrival. The forum brought representatives of government, settlement agencies, and health charities together with refugees and other sectoral representatives to explore the scope of those challenges and work toward a plan of action to address them. HealthPartners sincerely acknowledges the leadership of ProjectBe—an initiative of young federal government leaders and donors—around this issue.