FAQs

About RHTAC
How are you funded?
Can RHTAC host a presentation or consultation at my organization?

Using the RHTAC website
Who should use this site?
Where can I find the most recent webinar?
Where can I find the most recent newsletter?
Can I join a live chat with RHTAC?
How can I provide suggestions about newsletter topics?
What types of resources can I submit?
Do you have materials available in different languages?
There is an interesting event going on about refugees in my area. Can I publicize it through RHTAC?
How can I download information from the RHTAC website?
How can I access full text peer-reviewed articles discussed on the RHTAC website?

Technology questions
What is an RSS feed?
How do I submit an article? How do I upload a file to send to RHTAC? What types of files do you accept?
How do I download recordings of previous webinars?

Refugee and refugee health questions
What is the difference between a refugee, an immigrant, and an asylee?
Can you tell me more about a certain disease as it relates to a particular population?
I am looking for funding sources for my refugee health program. Do you have any suggestions of where to look?

About RHTAC

How are you funded?
RHTAC is funded by the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. More information about RHTAC is available on the About Us page.


Can RHTAC host a presentation or consultation at my organization?
RHTAC focuses on online services. We have limited capacity for conference presentations and individual consultation. If interested, please contact us.

Using the RHTAC website

Who should use this site?
This site is designed to give professionals working with refugees information about refugee health. Whether you are a clinician, a mental health provider, educator, case manager, or public health professional, we hope this site will give you the knowledge, tools, and skills necessary to transform your practice.


Where can I find the most recent webinar?
Upcoming webinars are listed under the Webinars tab.


Where can I find the most recent newsletter?
The newsletters are all listed in the Newsletter Archive.


Can I join a live chat with RHTAC?
RHTAC currently does not host live chats, though we encourage you to visit the Community Dialogue to join our online discussion forum.


How can I provide suggestions about newsletter topics?
Please feel free to contact us with ideas for future newsletters.


What types of resources can I submit?
We are interested in your submissions and suggestions of resources on topics relating to refugee health. You are welcome to submit resources such as articles, upcoming events, trainings, funding opportunities, and best practices.

Do you have materials available in different languages?
RHTAC will post some materials in refugee languages. We suggest you visit Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) and the Refugee Health Information Network (RHIN) for materials in various refugee languages.


There is an interesting event going on about refugees in my area. Can I publicize it through RHTAC?
Yes. Please submit your event through our online form and we may include it in our electronic newsletter.


How can I download information from the RHTAC website?
You are welcome to use the information on the RHTAC website and some materials are available as printer-friendly downloads. We do ask that you attribute material to the Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center, when appropriate.


How can I access full text peer-reviewed articles discussed on the RHTAC website?
The annotated bibliographies include sources used for the RHTAC website as well as suggestions of other literature on refugee health. We provide links to open access articles and abstracts. Full text articles may be available through your institution or local library.

Technology questions

What is an RSS feed?
RSS (Real Simple Syndication) is a format for delivering regularly changing web content. It allows you to stay informed by retrieving the latest content from websites without having to visit them to check for updates. RHTAC is currently working on developing a RSS feed to help you receive updates related to our website.


How do I submit an article? How do I upload a file to send to RHTAC? What types of files do you accept?
To submit an article or any other resource, please send it to refugeehealthta@jsi.com.

How do I download recordings of previous webinars?
Transcripts and presentation slides of the webinars are available for download from RHTAC. Video recordings of the webinars can be viewed online, but they may become downloadable in the future.

Refugee and refugee health questions

Where can I learn more about working with refugees?What’s the difference between a refugee, an immigrant, and an asylee?
This is discussed in greater depth in the Refugee Basics section. Simply put:

Immigrants voluntarily choose to leave their homes and come to another country. They may come to the United States with temporary visas, such as tourist or student visas, or with permission to stay indefinitely.

Refugees and asylees are forced to flee their countries of origin due to persecution or fear of persecution. Refugees receive legal permission to resettle in the United States before arriving and asylees receive permission to stay in the United States after arriving.


Can you tell me more about a certain disease as it relates to a particular population?
The RHTAC website provides a broad overview of refugee health issues. We recognize that the prevalence of different mental and physical health risk factors and outcomes vary by population and we hope that this information is translatable to your work. Information on different diseases are available in the Physical and Mental Health section.


I am looking for funding sources for my refugee health program. Do you have any suggestions of where to look?
As we become aware of funding opportunities in refugee health, we will share them in our electronic newsletter.  To view past newsletters, please visit the Newsletter Archive.