[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Over fifty students and faculty from the Yale School of Medicine joined others involved in refugee care from around the state to share best practices at a continuing ed conference last week.  The conference, entitled “Physical and Mental Health of Refugees: Local Innovations in Care,” drew medical professionals, academics, and community members.  Providers from Fair Haven Community Health Care were invited to share their experiences with two programs piloted here at Fair Haven. Dr. Laurel Shader,  Chair of Pediatrics spoke about our Refugee Family Clinic, launched Fall 2016 in response to the increased number of refugees resettling in Connecticut. Dr. Meredith Neiss, Internal Medicine, joined by Dr. Hyung Paek, Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, and Brian Padilla, PhD, Associate Director of Behavioral Health, discussed the creation of our Displaced Puerto Rican Persons Clinic in reaction to Hurricane Maria. Vivian Acevedo-Rivas, Director of Care Coordination and Patient Support, and Sofia Morales, Care Coordination, not present at the conference, met with each patient as part of the whole patient, one-stop appointment approach, to explore services needed to successfully transition into life in the Greater New Haven area.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]