Cultural and Linguistics Barriers Keep New Immigrants and Refugees from Effective Health Care. He Wants to Change That

News@Northeastern; Khalida Sarwari

And then there are the clinicians and case managers with whom he worked at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, a respite clinic for people experiencing homelessness. Petrovsky remembers a “compassionate and culturally competent: staff that worked tirelessly not only to address their clients’ health needs, but helped connect them with resources to housing and social services.

They not only listened to their patients’ needs, but heard them,” he says.