Caring for Russian & Ukrainian Families in Washington State

  • Goal of webinar: serve the needs of our Russian/ Ukrainian communities and build trust by offering a community space to get information and ask questions
    • Eastern European, including Russian and Ukrainian speaking countries, are among the top regions of origin of immigrants in Washington State
    • Out of 30 surveyed Russian & Ukrainian family webinar attendees, 83% “mostly agreed” that you can trust the health providers in their communities, while 17% neither agree nor disagree
    • Keep in mind the following while caring for the Russian and Ukrainian communities:
      • Cultural background
      • Political background
      • Importance of building trust
      • Reasons for vaccine hesitancy & trauma from conflict