Discover resources, cultural backgrounders, clinical tools, and guidance about specific immigrant, refugee, and asylee populations. This collection of cross-cultural health resources and information helps healthcare providers and educators working with emerging populations.
The International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) aims to become a hub of global information on the rehabilitation of torture victims and prevention of torture, and has published a growing number of reports, documents, handbooks, and guides.
- Annual Reports
- Country Reports
- Other Reports
- Thematic Reports
- 26 June*
- The Global Report on the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture provides information about the activities that take place worldwide in connection with 26 June
- Torture Journal
UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of children in 190 countries and territories to overcome obstacles produced by poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination.
- Data by country & topic
- Journal Articles
- Interactive data visualizations
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) USA, the UN Refugee Agency, is a global organization dedicated to saving lives, protecting lives, and building a better future for refugees, forcibly displaced communities, and stateless people.
- Podcast: Awake at Night
- A New Deal for Refugees
- Newsletter: The Refugee Brief
- Special Features
- This Land is Your Land
- Media Centre
World Health Organization (WHO) has a multilingual web site, publications and other resources ensure that health information reaches the people who need it, in the languages they can understand. This makes access to health information both more equitable - and effective.
National Agencies & Organizations
Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services (BRYCS) aims to strengthen the capacity of refugee-serving and mainstream organizations across the U.S. to empower and ensure the successful development of refugee children, youth, and their families.
Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (DGMQ) aims to reduce morbidity and mortality among immigrants, refugees, travelers, expatriates, and other globally mobile populations, and to prevent the introduction, transmission, and spread of communicable diseases through regulation, science, research, preparedness, and response.
- Travelers’ Health
- Quarantine & Border Health Services
- Immigrant, Refugee, & Migrant Health
- United States-Mexico Health
- Community Interventions for Infection Control
- Overseas Field Programs
- Policy & Regulatory Affairs
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Immigrant, Refugee, and Migrant Health promotes and improves the health of immigrants, U.S.-bound refugees, and migrants through domestic and overseas programs.
- Medical Examination of Immigrants and Refugees
- Technical Instructions for Panel Physicians and Civil Surgeons
- Refugee Health Guidelines
The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of Minority Health offers comprehensive resources on eliminating health disparities to improve the health of all minority populations, including immigrant and refugee communities, racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ populations.
- Research and Data
- Resource Center
The Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division is organized into eight regional and functional sections that follow critical worldwide security, political and economic developments for Congress. These include U.S. relations with individual countries, regional trends and transnational issues such as terrorism, refugees and other humanitarian crises; global health; nonproliferation; and global institutions such as the United Nations.
The Fogarty International Center is dedicated to advancing the mission of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by supporting and facilitating global health research conducted by U.S. and international investigators, building partnerships between health research institutions in the U.S. and abroad, and training the next generation of scientists to address global health needs. Fogarty International Center coordinates activities and opportunities in biomedical and behavioral sciences worldwide.
- Global Health at NIH
- Global Health Research Topics
- Center for Global Health Studies (CGHS)
- E-learning Resources for Global Health Researchers
- NIH Resources in Asian Languages
- NIH Resources in Spanish / en Español
- US Government Agencies
- Foreign Governments
- Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) Working in Global Health Research
- Fogarty Grants and Grantees
- NIH Grants and Grantees
- World Report: an Interactive Mapping Database of Global Biomedical Research
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), funded by the Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is a resource for the public, professionals, and other who care about children and are concerned about child traumatic stress.
The National Council on Interpreting in Health Care is a multidisciplinary organization whose mission is to promote and enhance language access in health care in the United States.
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is the specialized international health agency for the Americas. The Knowledge Management, Publications and Translations (KMP) Office establishes the principles and practices of knowledge management and multilingual scientific publishing as fundamentals to public health and as a key component of the technical cooperation provided by the Pan American Sanitary Bureau to the Member States. As such, KMP positions PAHO as a reliable and authoritative source on evidence-based health information and high-quality publications; oversees the equitable and efficient dissemination of health information to priority audiences, as well as the Organization's knowledge-sharing initiatives; provides multilingual services of excellence in support of technical cooperation; establishes the standards of style and technical terminology; and safeguards PAHO's intellectual property.
- PAHO/WHO Institutional Repository for Information Sharing
- Virtual Library of Public Health
- Collaborating Centers
- PAHO Library
- Pan American Journal of Public Health
The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is a division of the Department of Health & Human Services that promotes the economic and social well-being of children, families, individuals, and communities with leadership and resources for compassionate, effective delivery of human services. ACF funds or partners with a number of programs and initiatives that encourage strong, healthy, supportive communities that have a positive impact on economic independence, productivity, and childhood development.
- Help for Parents & Caregivers
- Help for Communities
- Help for Individuals
- ACF Hotlines
- Ayuda en Español
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Technical Assistance and Tools for Health and Emergency Management Professionals
The Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) leads the United States’ medical and public health preparedness for, response to, and recovery from disasters and public health emergencies. ASPR collaborates with hospitals, healthcare coalitions, biotech firms, community members, state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, and other partners across the country to improve readiness and response capabilities.
- Technical Assistance Centers
- GIS-Based Tools
- Resources and Literature Collections
- Social Media Analysis
- Threat-Specific Emergency Response Tools
The Office of Minority Health Resource Center is an online hub for minority health literature, research and referrals for consumers, community organizations and health professionals. As the nation's largest repository of information on health issues specific to African Americans, American Indians and Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Hispanics, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, the Resource Center offers a variety of information resources, from access to online document collections to database searches to customized responses to requests for information and assistance.
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) provides new populations with the opportunity to achieve their full potential in the United States. Programs provide people in need with critical resources to assist them in becoming integrated members of American society.
The Citizenship Resource Center is a Web-based portal that centralizes citizenship resources for immigrants, educators and organizations. This website aims to help users better understand the naturalization process and gain the necessary skills to be successful during the naturalization interview and test.
The mission of the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) is to provide protection, ease suffering, and resolve the plight of persecuted and uprooted people around the world on behalf of the American people by providing life-sustaining assistance, working through multilateral systems to build global partnerships, promoting best practices in humanitarian response, and ensuring that humanitarian principles are thoroughly integrated into U.S. foreign and national security policy.
Migration and Refugee Services (MRS) fulfills the commitment of the U.S. Catholic bishops to protect the life and dignity of the human person. We serve and advocate for refugees, asylees, migrants, unaccompanied children, and victims of human trafficking.
- Migration Policy
- Refugee Resettlement Services
Welcoming America’s Welcoming Refugee technical assistance program assisted organizations and communities across the country that are working to foster greater community support and understanding for refugees. Trainings and resources included topics like community engagement, refugee leadership, positive communications, and other areas critical for creating a welcoming environment in which all people can thrive.
State & Local Organizations
Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) helps immigrant and refugee newcomers understand fundamental aspects of life in the United States and helps service providers and other interested parties understand the backgrounds, cultures, and linguistic heritage of the new members of their communities.
- Immigrant Integration
- Refugee Integration
EthnoMed contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and related topics pertinent to the health care of immigrants to Seattle or the US, many of whom are refugees fleeing war-torn parts of the world.
Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services, Refugee Services, National Partnership for Community Training Resources
National Partnership for Community Training (NPCT) is the Office of Refugee Resettlement’s national mental health technical assistance program for refugee service providers. NPCT develops the capacity of resettlement and other refugee programs across the U.S. to help them meet the mental health needs of refugees. Working with a wide array of subject matter experts, NPCT promotes research into best practices for addressing refugee mental health and ensures that providers have the resources to implement trauma-informed holistic services for refugees.
The Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) serves the holistic needs of immigrants, refugees, and mainstream community members in Oregon and southwest Washington.
Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Community Health Improvement Immigrant and Refugee Health Programs
Center for Community Health Improvement (CCHI) Immigrant and Refugee Health Programs (IRHP) ensures the well-being of immigrants and refugees by providing culturally-responsive health care, assisting with the integration of children and their families into schools, and improving the cultural competence of providers.
The Metro Immigrant and Refugee Health Network, previously called the Metro Immigrant and Refugee Health Task Force, has brought together Twin Cities metropolitan area health professionals, social service workers, students, community members and others interested in refugee and immigrant health issues.
- Refugee Health Statistics
- Refugee Health Provider Resources
- Health Education Materials for Refugees
- Refugee Topics
- Directories for Organizations Serving Refugees
The Refugee Health Program (RHP) works closely with the State Refugee Coordinator in the New Mexico Human Services Department to provide newly arrived refugees with a health screening to serve as an entry point into the U.S. health system, prevent the transmission of communicable disease to the public, and ensure follow-up for conditions that could affect their well-being or impede their ability to effectively resettle.
Northwest Immigrant and Refugee Health Coalition (NWIRHC) is founded with the goal of promoting health equity for refugees, asylees and immigrants. We recognize that to meet this goal we must address the social determinants of health, and that the health of a population depends on access to security from all forms of violence and harassment, access to opportunities to gain economic independence, access to health care, and access to education. The NWIRHC works to support immigrants in the Western Washington community to thrive and realize these ideals.
The NYU Center for the Study of Asian American Health (CSAAH), a National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) funded National Research Center of Excellence, is dedicated to research and evaluation on Asian American health and health disparities. CSAAH is committed to identifying Asian American health priorities and reducing health disparities by integrating and building on the work of researchers and over 55 Asian American community, government, business and academic/medical partners.
The Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center (RHTAC) is funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). The Refugee and Immigrant Health Program, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, is the lead agency. The RHTAC leadership team consists of nationally-recognized organizations with extensive experience in the field of refugee health and in improving the quality of services to refugees.
San Francisco Department of Public Health Network Newcomers Health Program provides services to newly documented refugees, asylees, and victims of trafficking.
SF-CAIRS is a coalition of organizations serving the San Francisco Bay Area asylee, immigrant and refugee community and its service providers. SF-CAIRS is a multidisciplinary body of over 20 agencies and 60 members with representation from city government, community-based organizations, employment, immigration and health care providers, educational and vocational training organizations and other support services.