School of Health and Human Sciences

Graduate students and faculty from the Department of Human Development and Family Studies as well as our own Department of Public Health Education recently collaborated to present at the CHHS Health Disparities Symposium at NC A&T. The CHHS Health Disparities Symposium was held on November 12th-13th.

Naglaa Rashwan was a panelist on the discussion of “Collective Historical Trauma and Health Disparity in North Carolina Refugee/Immigrant Communities.”

Community Mobilization in Response to COVID-19 Disparities among Asian minorities in Guilford County, NC

Saif Al-Amin, Fatima-Ezzahra Salmi, Joy Birabwa, Dr. Sharon Morrison and Dr. Sudha Shreeniwas completed a posted about the response to COVID-19 among Asian minorities in Guilford County.

Following NC’s mandatory “Stay at Home” order and closure of businesses due to COVID-19, the Asian minority groups including the Montagnard and Bhutanese communities living in Guilford County have been disproportionately impacted resulting in socio-economic hardship. Using the ethnographic field method and Social Determinants of Immigrant Health framework, we examined the community-based mobilization efforts in response to hardships. In this presentation, we highlight how the Montagnard and Bhutanese community youth leaders functioning as natural helpers utilized networks to leverage resources and addressed COVID-19 challenges.

The poster presentation is available to watch here and for more information about the poster presentation session at the CHHS Health Disparities Symposium at NC A&T click here.


Poster Presentation on Health Disparities in Asian Minorities in Guilford County