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The AAP-CA2 invites you to join the Immigrant Health Committee in monthly meetings to discuss the status of relief efforts being undertaken in the Los Angeles area and in the Inland Empire, and to synthesize support strategies for providers caring for migrant children.

Recent Events

April 25, 2023 |Immigrant Health Committee Virtual Lecture With Dr. Karina Anaya

This is PART 1 of a two-part series on mental health care for immigrant children. This informative webinar features Karina Anaya, MD as she covers Managing Acute Trauma and Toxic Stress among Recently Arrived Immigrant Children.

April 21, 2022 | Climate Change and Human Migration​

A Conversation with Dr. Caleb Dresser

Caleb Dresser, MD, MPH discusses the implications of climate change and its consequences on migration patterns, and ultimately, the health and safety of children and their families across the world.  Organized by the AAP-CA2 Immigrant Health, and Climate Change Committees.

You may access the slides, here

February 26, 2022 | AAP-CA2 Advances in Pediatrics Symposium

Providing Compassionate Evidence Based Care for Young Immigrants
Anisa Ibrahim, MD, FAAP presents insights on the care of immigrant children at the 2022 AAP-CA2 Advances in Pediatrics Symposium in Los Angeles. Dr. Ibrahim’s interests include caring for and outreach to immigrant and refugee populations with a focus on those from East Africa.

AAP-CA2 Los Angeles Immigrant Toolkit

This toolkit was created to provide a centralized list of resources for recently arrived immigrant youths and their families in Los Angeles County. It is intended as a provider-facing resource, with information for medical providers, social workers, case managers, teachers or school officials and anyone else who may work with immigrant youth and families.

Update: March 16, 2021

The resources listed in this toolkit were last verified and updated February, 2021. Many of these resources have been added to One Degree, a free interactive resource platform that verifies contact information every 6 months. Please click HERE to check out our page on One Degree for our corresponding resource lists and/or the individual website for the resource for the most updated information.

This toolkit was compiled by a dedicated group of volunteers made up of students, faculty, and staff from the Immigrant Youth Task Force at UCLA in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics California-2 (AAP CA-2) Chapter Immigrant Health Committee. It was made possible by generous funding from the Pritzker Center for Strengthening Children and Families. The recommendations and resources were compiled and reviewed by undergraduate and graduate students, physicians, mental health care practitioners, and lawyers, with a full list available on our Acknowledgements page. We would like to thank the National AAP Special Interest Group on Immigrant Health for their creation of an initial toolkit, and the DC and Kentucky branches of the AAP for the creation of their local toolkits, all of which served as a model for ours. 

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AAP National Immigrant Child Health Toolkit

Children of immigrants are the fastest growing population of children in the United States and have contributed to the entire growth in the nation’s child population over the past decade. Immigrant families are racially and ethnically diverse, and immigrate for variety of reasons that may include seeking economic opportunity, reuniting with family, fleeing war or violence.

Pediatricians can play a special role in supporting the health and well-being of immigrant children in the United States. By recognizing the unique challenges and strengths that many immigrants experience; pediatricians can identify effective practice strategies and relevant resources that support health within the community.

This toolkit was designed to provide practical information and resources for pediatricians to address common matters related to immigrant child health. To develop the toolkit, the AAP gathered and developed content that addresses issues that AAP members have raised regarding providing optimal care to immigrant children and families. Those issues are addressed throughout the toolkit. As the AAP continues its work on immigrant child health issues, this content will be expanded.

A state by state directory of legal resources will also be provided to help pediatricians determine local services and potential partners to help immigrant families with a variety of issues. Information in this toolkit is for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice.

For more information about this toolkit, contact the Council on Community Pediatrics.

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Climate Change and Human Migration: A Conversation with Dr. Caleb Dresser

April 21st, 2022

Time: 6:00 PM -7:30 PM (PT)

This event will be hosted via Zoom

Join us on April 21st for a conversation with Dr. Caleb Dresser on the implications of climate change and its consequences on migration patterns, and ultimately, the health and safety of children and their families across the world.  Our goal is to address the issues that are urgent and provide pediatricians with strategies to direct and broaden the research, education, and advocacy necessary to influence policy and public awareness.

Caleb Dresser is an emergency physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. He is Assistant Director of the Fellowship in Climate and Human Health, and is affiliated with the Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights and the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. His research focuses on understanding the health implications of climate-related disasters and human mobility, and he is actively involved in efforts to educate healthcare workers, policymakers, and the general public about the value of action to protect human health in the context of the ongoing climate crisis.

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AAP-CA2 & Refugee Health Alliance Training Webinar: Writing Medical-Legal Letters in Support of Humanitarian Parole

Council on Immigrant Child and Family Health (COICFH)

The Council on Immigrant Child and Family Health (COICFH) was created in July 2019.  The Council is comprised of approximately 300 AAP members who are committed to promoting the care of immigrant children and youth.

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Alice OIA Panel

Caring for Unaccompanied Minors Town Hall

LA County Office of Immigrant Affairs