Refugees with disabilities and chronic health issues are a hidden
population in the Chicagoland area, resulting in numerous barriers to
proper health care and social services, panelists at an Access Living town hall meeting said Wednesday night.
The town hall served as a safe space for refugees with disabilities to share their challenges since being resettled in Chicago.
was also the official launch of a collaborative policy brief that
highlights the problem and offers more than a dozen solutions crafted by
Access Living, Northwestern University’s Institute for Healthcare Studies and other partners.
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