Immigrant Reproductive Health Access + Rights in California

Webinar Overview:

Sylvia Castillo, Senior Manager of Government + Community Affairs, Essential Access Health
Betzabel Estudillo, Health Policy Manager, California Immigrant Policy Center
Elizabeth Oseguera, Senior Policy Analyst, California Health+ Advocates

Immigrant community members in California have the right to access a broad range of confidential sexual and reproductive health services. Recent immigration policy changes have raised fear and anxiety among immigrant communities, leading many patients to stop obtaining critical health services. Proposed cuts and changes to health care and public health programs are also threatening the sustainability of the reproductive health care safety-net. The inability to access family planning services can lead to negative health outcomes, including increased risk for unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.

This on-demand webinar reviews reproductive health rights and coverage options available for immigrant community members in California and share current threats to the reproductive health care safety-net. Webinar participants will also hear from immigration and health center experts on how to protect access to health care for immigrant patient populations and create safe spaces for vulnerable and at-risk clients.

Who should attend?

  • Clinicians
  • Nurses
  • Medical Assistants
  • Health Educators + Counselors
  • Clinical Administrators
  • Community Health + Outreach Workers
Webinar Objectives:

After watching this on-demand webinar participants will be able to:

  • Describe health rights + coverage programs available to immigrants
  • Discuss threats to the sexual + reproductive health care safety-net
  • Defend provider + patient rights if immigration officials enter health care settings
  • Implement three best practices for ensuring patients are protected + feel safe enough to access care
Additional Information:

Webinar Recording Date: December, 2017 / Approximate Run Time: 55 minutes

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