Life Skills for Burundian Refugees, Volume 1, Topic 4: Health
This sixteen-page document in Kirundi and English educates people about keeping themselves and their family healthy. It explains the health care system in the U.S., including health coverage, Medicaid, Refugee Medical Assistance, and private health insurance. Health clinics and hospitals are described. The document advises people to get a routine medical exam once a year, ask for an interpreter if they need help communicating with the doctor, and follow instructions for taking medicine. It outlines keeping healthy through diet and exercise, and discusses family planning and birth control. The USCRI's complete Life Skills for Burundian Refugees resource is also available at www.refugees.org.
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.