Leadership Team

The Leadership Team for the Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center consists of five nationally-recognized organizations with extensive experience improving the quality of health services to refugees.

Refugee and Immigrant Health Program is a program of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. With an emphasis on cultural competence, it provides a variety of services to newly-arrived refugees, including family orientations to health services, clinical interpretation and outreach, needs assessments, and community-based health educational programs.

Children’s Hospital Center for Refugee Trauma and Resilience, a partner in the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, is dedicated to understanding and promoting the healthy adjustment of refugee children and adolescents who have resettled in the United States. In partnership with refugee communities and agencies, Children’s Hospital builds prevention and intervention programs, conducts research, and develops resources to assist refugee families and service providers.

Bellevue/ NYU Program for Survivors of Torture provides medical and mental health care, as well as social and legal services, to survivors of torture and refugee trauma. Its mission is to assist individuals and families subjected to torture and war trauma in re-building healthy, self-sufficient lives and to contribute knowledge and testimony to global efforts to end torture.

Cultural Orientation Resource Center at the Center for Applied Linguistics has served as a central resource on refugees and their resettlement needs since 1975. Today, CAL’s Cultural Orientation Resource Center focuses on a critical element of refugee resettlement and integration: cultural and community orientation. The COR Center’s mission is to increase awareness regarding the likely characteristics and needs of incoming refugee groups, as well as to facilitate culturally and linguistically appropriate orientation training for these newcomers to the United States. The COR Center accomplishes this through the development of publications regarding new refugee groups, design of orientation resources and materials, provision of skills development opportunities and technical assistance, and facilitation of information exchange between various partners in the resettlement community.

John Snow Research and Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) is a leading public health research and consulting organization with over 30 years of experience. It is dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities in the United States and around the world. JSI (also known as John Snow, Inc.) works to enable agencies and health professionals to provide appropriate services in an effective and compassionate manner.