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Refugee Health Information for Health Professionals

  • Refugee health assesment guidance

    • Florida Refugee Health Program Guide
      This English-language document is the Florida Refugee Health Program Guide from January 2006. Topics include hepatitis, lead poisoning, school health, and domestic violence. There are also links to many other topics.

    • Massachusetts Refugee Health Assessment
      This English-language document is a Refugee Health Assessment Guide for Health Care Clinicians. Topics include health assessment program logistics, the Refugee Health Assessment Clinical Program, and references and resources. There are also links to many other topics.

    • Minnesota Refugee Health Provider Guide
      This English-language document is the Minnesota Refugee Health Provider Guide. Topics include the refugee health program, the initial refugee health assessment, immunizations, tuberculosis, hepatitis B, sexually transmitted diseases, parasitic infections, malaria, child lead screening, refugee mental health, and working with medical interpreters. There are also links to many other topics.

    • Initial Refugee Health Assessment Intake Form
      This document is an initial refugee health assessment form that is widely used in New York City. Clients are asked to complete the form prior to their first visit. Topics includes client contact information, immunization history, last exam dates, current medications, past medical history, family medical history, preventive health questionnaire, and OB/Gyn History for women.

    • NYC Refugee Health Screening Protocol and Assessment Form
      This English-language document is a detailed list of all required elements of an Initial Refugee Health Assessment Form in New York City. In addition, the assessment form that is completed and submitted to OTDA/BRIA is included.

    • "Have a Heart" Community Assessment Report: Prevention and Management of Cardiovascular Related Chronic Disease among Refugee and Asylee Newcomers in San Francisco - English
      This document summarizes a report of an assessment conducted by the San Francisco Department of Public Health, through the Newcomers Health Program, to identify and understand cardiovascular disease (CVD) among new arrivals to San Francisco and determine culturally appropriate solutions. Topics covered include key findings on CVD health issues facing new arrivals in San Francisco, barriers to addressing CVD conditions, community recommendations for addressing CVD among new arrivals, and proposed interventions to addressing CVD among new arrivals.

    • Russian-speaking Newcomers in San Francisco: A Community Assessment Report
      This document describes the results of a community assessment, conducted by the Newcomers Health Program, International Institute of San Francisco, and Bay Area Community Resources, of Russian-speaking newcomers to the San Francisco area. Some general findings from the assessment are given on topics that include diversity, physical health issues, mental health issues, employment opportunities, supportive services, housing, youth issues, and great strengths. Recommendations are suggested based on the information gathered in this assessment.

    • Bosnian Refugees in San Francisco: A Community Assessment
      This document describes a community assessment, undertaken by the Newcomers Health Program in collaboration with the International Institute of San Francisco, on how Bosnian refugees in the San Francisco area are faring and how they have adjusted to their new country and its health care, education, and employment systems. Some general findings from the assessment are provided on topics that include diversity, health concerns, employment opportunities, supportive services, housing, isolation/depression, youth issues, and great strengths. Recommendations were developed based on the information gathered in the assessment.

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