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Patricia Erwin

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Patricia Erwin

Program Director
Newcomers Health Program
Expertise: 
health of immigrants and refugees
health care services for immigrants in San Francisco
community collaborations for health care services
language interpretation during medical appointments
tobacco education for Russian immigrants
refugee health assessment programs

Biography

Patricia Erwin is program manager for Newcomers Health Program, a clinic-based, community health program serving refugees and immigrants in San Francisco since the late 1970s. Newcomers Health Program is run by the San Francisco Department of Public Health in collaboration with the International Institute of San Francisco, San Francisco General Hospital's Refugee Medical Clinic, Bay Area Community Resources and Ocean Park Health Center. Health services are provided via community collaborations and a range of clinic- and community-based programs. Services include medical interpretation, a Russian tobacco education project, preventive health programs, and refugee health assessments.

c/o Chinatown Public Health Center
1490 Mason Street, Suite 107
San Francisco  California  94133
United States
Office Phone: 
(415) 364-7651
Office Fax: 
(415) 364-7660

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