Mr. Patrick Barry, Director of Migration and Refugee Services, Diocese of Camden, gave a very informative and engaging talk on refugee resettlement issues and concerns here in the Camden Diocese. Dr. Elizabeth Crowley, Medical Director of Volunteers in Medicine, spoke about the particulars of the medical screenings and often encountered medical needs of immigrants. She also addressed the challenges and struggles for them to access the medical system and adapt to the cultural nuances of American medical services. The morning was well attended by over 50 doctors and healthcare practitioners who came away with a better appreciation of the needs and continuing challenges of the healthcare system to address these important concerns of our brothers and sisters from other countries seeking a new life here in America.
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