- Established in 2007, the CRH has served over 1,000 refugees of all ages as they resettle in Philadelphia, PA.
- Research about refugee populations generally focuses on infectious disease, women’s health, pediatrics and mental health, with minimal research on the older adult refugee population.
- The objective of this study was to describe the characteristics of the older refugee population served by the CRH, focusing on chronic disease, smoking status, immunization and cancer screening rates, and presence of geriatric syndromes.
Recommended CitationBeldowski, MD, Kathryn; Patel, MD, Neesha; and Salzman, MD, Brooke, "Characterization of the Older Adult Refugee Population at Thomas Jefferson University’s Center for Refugee Health (CRH)" (2015). Department of Family & Community Medicine Presentations and Grand Rounds. Paper 62.