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Access Alliance: Multicultural Health & Community Services

Access Alliance is a community center that works to promote health and well-being and improve access to services for immigrants and refugees in Toronto by addressing medical, social, economic and environmental issues. This website features a series of publications, reports and profiles related to the health and wellbeing of refugees and immigrants. (Ontario, Canada)

CDC: Refugee Health Guidelines

This webpage provides general screening and testing guidelines for newly arrived refuges.  Specific guidelines are provided for lead screening, intestinal parasites and malaria. (United States)

CHIME: Immigrant & Refugee Health

Chime is a group of health professional students at McMaster University interested in learning about issues surrounding inner city health. They provide health education, volunteer services and advocacy for the marginalized of Hamilton, Ontario. This webpage provides some general recommendations to health care providers concerning how to respectfully discuss the cultural needs and beliefs of clients. (Ontario, Canada)

EthnoMed

This site contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and other related issues pertinent to the health care of recent immigrants to Seattle or the US, many of whom are refugees fleeing war-torn parts of the world. See ethno specific resources. (United States)

Health for Asylum Seekers & Refugees Portal

This website was developed in collaboration with health professionals working with asylum seekers and refugees in the U.K.. It provides access to a wealth of information, practical tools, and articles that have been written by health care professionals, NGOs, academics and research bodies with expert knowledge of working with asylum seekers and refugees, both in the UK and other countries. (United Kingdom)

Hmong Health Website

The goal of HmongHealth.org and the Hmong Health Education Network is to provide access to health information for Hmong people and those who provide health, education and social services to the Hmong community. (United States)

Immigrant Health

This Health Canada website provides basic information on immigrant health issues. Included is information on Canada's health care system, immunization, health promotion, mental health and health reports on new immigrants including immigrant women. (Canada)

Immigration and Health

This is a Health Canada link to Canadian health policy research on immigration and health.  The purpose of this report is to review research on the health and determinants of health of Canadian immigrants and to discuss the implications of this research for policy makers. Specific attention is placed on reviewing evidence of the "healthy immigrant effect". (Canada)

Minnesota Refugee Health Provider Guide

This is a manual developed by the Minnesota Department of Health for health care providers. It  provides guidance on general questions related to the delivery of health care to refugees.  Health topics covered include: Immunization, TB, Hepatitis B, Sexual Transmitted Infections, Parasitic Infections, Malaria, Child Lead Screening, Refugee Mental Health and Working with Interpreters. (United States)

New Routes to Community Health

New Routes to Community Health is a new approach for improving the health of immigrants through immigrant-created media.  Information on health, culture and background of diverse immigrant and refugee populations is featured. (United States)

Points of Wellness: Partnering for Refugee Health and Wellbeing

The office of Refugee and Resettlement implemented the "Points of Wellness - Partnering for Refugee Health and Wellbeing Initiative (POWI)" - a health promotion and disease prevention program to assist organizations concerned with the well-being of refugees.  The philosophy of the initiative is to help develop and implement health promotion and disease prevention activities and programs within, and specifically tailored to, refugee communities. This website provides a Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Toolkit for use by those who work to promote the well-being of refugees. (United States)

Promoting Refugee Health:  A Guide for Doctors and Other Health Care Providers Caring for People from Refugee Backgrounds

This resource was developed by the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture in Victoria, Australia. It is a comprehensive guide to working with clients from refugee backgrounds.  This guide can be accessed under Publications and Resources Available for Download - Refugee Health.  Useful information for Canadian health care professionals includes: health concerns of adult, adolescent and child refugees, strategies for supporting access to health care, an approach to refugee health assessment, cross cultural communication, management and psychological approaches to dealing with trauma and torture experiences. (Australia)

Refugee Health Care: A Handbook for Health Care Professionals

The Refugee Health Information Network is an American based collaborative partnership managed by refugee health professionals whose objective is to provide multilingual health information resources for those providing care to resettled refugees and asylees in America. Multilingual health information is provided under selected health topics. These topics include: communicable disease, chronic diseases, children, women's health and primary care.  Cultural guidance materials and clinical tools for health care professionals can also be found under "Health Information for Providers." (United States)

Refugee Health Information Network

The Refugee Health Information Network is an American based collaborative partnership managed by refugee health professionals whose objective is to provide multilingual health information resources for those providing care to resettled refugees and asylees in America. Multilingual health information is provided under selected health topics. These topics include: communicable disease, chronic diseases, children, women's health and primary care.  Cultural guidance materials and clinical tools for health care professionals can also be found under "Health Information for Providers. (United States)

The Cultural Orientation Resource Center

This website provides information on cultural backgrounds and profiles of refugee populations in America. (United States)

The Rehabilitation Provider's Guide to Cultures of the Foreign-Born

The Center for International Rehabilitation, Research, Information and Exchange developed a thirteen-volume monograph series, which provides specific information on cultural perspectives of foreign-born persons in the U.S., especially recent immigrants. The monographs contain specific information about culture that rehabilitation service providers can use to more effectively meet the needs of foreign-born recipients of rehabilitation services. (United States)

U.S Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

This site provides refugee health information in a variety of languages. Subjects include: Communicable Diseases; Domestic Violence; Health Care; Hygiene; Maternal and Child Health; Nutrition Related Diseases; Respiratory Diseases; Women's Health. (United States)

 

 

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