Volunteers for North Am. Refugee Health Conference

Volunteers Needed!


The Society for Refugee Healthcare Providers is hosting its annual conference this June 7-9 in here in Portland! This takes place each year and alternates between venues in the United States and Canada. The North American Refugee Health Conference (NARHC) is a preeminent conference for healthcare and resettlement professionals serving refugee populations.  The conference focuses on issues that are relevant to the field of refugee healthcare.  Attendees learn about best practices, increase their levels of cultural competency, connect with like-minded professionals, reflect on the challenges and successes of the work they do, and develop a network of colleagues who are making a difference in their communities.

The Conference Director and Board are recruiting 6 volunteers to support conference logistics including:

  • Registration table enrollment coordinator (s)
  • Oral Presentation and Panel Moderator (s)
  • Conference packet preparation, signage and other logistical support
  • Prepare and organize sign-up sheets for ongoing volunteer assistance
  • Time keeping for selected presentations


Volunteer Description- Conference Assistance

Assist NARHC staff and members with conference coordination including logistical arrangements to ensure a successful conference convening. These activities will include procurement of conference materials, meeting and greeting registrants ensuring their access to the conference event and assisting as directed in the moderation or introduction of key panelists in their presentations. 

***In exchange for offering volunteer support and assistance, volunteers will be able to participate in the conference activities during select times in which they are not volunteering. ****

Please contact the Conference Director, Dr. Sutton at: James.Sutton@rochesterregional.org to learn more.


Please note: in order to volunteer, you must agree to the following terms:

  1. To be at the Convention Center from 9 AM to 2 PM on Wednesday, June 6thto help with set up.  Lunch will be provided and we will work through lunch if necessary.  This is to stuff conference bags with materials and set up the registration area.
  2. Assist at the check-in table on Thursday, June 7thfrom 7 AM – 9 AM (must arrive no later than 6:45 AM).  All volunteers will be at the check-in table handing out nametags and materials during this time.
  3. After initial check-in on day one we will need one volunteer to be at the check-in table throughout the conference (Conference times are 7 AM to 5 PM Thursday and Friday and 7 AM to 3 PM Saturday).  Volunteers will each be assigned a 4 hour block of time to be at the table.
  4. The remaining time volunteers can attend the conference.



For information about the conference and to locate a program: http://nasrhp.org/north-american-refugee-health-conference-3


WCPC Seminar on 4/30 – Erika Blacksher, “Shrinking Poor White Lifespans: Class, Race, and Health Justice”

“Shrinking Poor White Lifespans: Race, Class, and Health Justice”


Erika Blacksher

Department of Bioethics & Humanities, UW

Monday, April 30th
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Q&A until 2:00 pm

Social Work Building, Room 305A

ABSTRACT: An absolute decline in US life expectancy in whites with 11 or fewer years of education has attracted media attention and alarmed policy makers. Depending on which studies are correct, low education white women have lost between 3 and 5 years of lifespan; low education white men, between 6 months and 3 years. Press reports have described these mortality data in terms of deaths of “despair,” a response to sustained economic hardship and turmoil, while policy makers have proposed policies to address an opioid epidemic that may partly explain them. Some commentators have charged that the public alarm and response are unjustified and possibly racist. Blacks have long lived shorter, less healthy lives than whites, and poor black communities were devastated by a crack epidemic that drew a very different kind of public response. How ought we ethically to evaluate this lifespan contraction in low education whites? Should we care, or is it racist to care? Does it constitute an injustice or reflect justice being done? I argue that the lifespan contraction in low education whites violates normative criteria used to make determinations of health justice, and that these judgments do not vitiate concerns about racism. This moral complexity relates to at least two issues: (1) an empiric question about whether a diminishment in white privilege is implicated in the lifespan contraction and (2) the complicated identity of low education, poor white people in America, who embody advantage in the form of whiteness and disadvantage in the form of low education, poverty, and their sequelae.


Full Schedule


To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at:

206-543-6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or dso@uw.edu

“Which Public Health Degree Is Right for Me?” 5/3/18 Event

Are you considering a public health graduate degree? The Department of Health Services trains students for influential careers in public health practice and research, health administration, health promotion, and health policy. Would you like to learn more about the types of graduate degrees we offer and what makes them unique?


The Department of Health Services invites you to attend “Which Public Health Degree is Right For Me?” –


What: Join us for a panel led by graduate students in our COPHP, MPH, MS, MHA, MHIHIM, and Online Executive MPH programs, followed by small group break-out sessions. Pizza and beverages will be served!

When: Thursday May 3, 2018; 5:30-7:30pm

Where: UW Seattle campus, South Campus Center, Room 303


Please RSVP here by Sunday April 29 to reserve your spot!


Facebook event page here.


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Volunteer Opportunity – Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon

Are you interested in being a part of the medical team?

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon, 1/2 Marathon & 5K is happening on Sunday, June 10, 2018, and they need you!


This is a great opportunity for students with any level of training to come out and work alongside some of Seattle’s finest medical providers. It allows them to gain hands on triage, emergency care, sports medicine, and patient care experience.  We will be setting up medical tents throughout the course with the main field hospital at our finish line.

If you would be interested, or have anyone that may be interested, please register at or share the link below.

Registration link- http://competitorgroupinc.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?id=27749  


Information Flyer- http://www.runrocknroll.com/wp-content/sites/1/2018/04/SEA-18-Volunteer-Recruitment-Flyer.pdf

Volunteers Needed – Food Allergy Awareness Week


Volunteers Needed – Food Allergy Awareness Week


Food Allergy Awareness Week at UW begins on May 14 and student volunteers are needed to help with tabling, where we’ll be providing educational materials and promoting safety and increased awareness of common food allergies. You can volunteer for a single or multiple days and we’d like to meet with volunteers at least once before the event.


Monday, May 14   5:30-7pm (3-4 students)

Tuesday, May 15   5:30-7pm (3-4 students)

Wednesday, May 16   5:30-7pm (3-4 students)


For more information or to volunteer, please contact:

Joyce Bumgarner, MS, RDN, CD  joyceb@uw.edu

Connie Mok, student assistant  connie97@uw.edu

Danielle Julifs, student assistant djulifs@uw.edu




Volunteers Needed - Food Allergy Awareness Week