This video produced by RHTAC and ORR introduces refugees to the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, and the Health Insurance Marketplace. The video is available in six languages: English, Arabic, Kinyarwanda, Nepali, Sgaw Karen, and Somali.
Author Archives: Elizabeth Costello
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
This CDC website provides information about various types of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and how to prevent STDs.
Domestic Medical Examination Guidelines: STIs
CDC guidelines provide information on testing newly arrived refugees for sexually transmitted infections.
STIs Health Education Materials
Materials about STIs in English and other languages for patients and the general public are available from the American Sexual Health Association, Refugee Health Information Network, and CDC.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Pocket Card
IOM Nutrition Surveillance Report
In the Literature: Nutrition Surveillance Report
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
This report presents child growth and malnutrition status of refugee children examined by the IOM Health Assessment Programme at seven key locations around the world namely Ethiopia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, Nepal and Thailand. Jan–Dec 2012, Issue No. 3
National Cancer Institute program projects
Funding Opportunity: National Cancer Institute Program Project Applications
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Proposed program projects may address any of the broad areas of cancer research, including (but not limited to cancer biology, cancer treatment, cancer diagnosis, cancer prevention, and cancer control). Basic, translational, clinical, and/or population-based studies in all of these research areas are appropriate.
Due Jan 7, 2015
CDC Lead Screening Guidelines
Resource: Screening for Lead during the Domestic Medical Examination for Newly Arrived Refugees
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
These updated lead screening guidelines set the cutoff value that CDC recommends for action and reporting at blood lead level ≥5 mcg/dL (previously was ≥10 mcg/dL).
Building a welcoming community: The role of pharmacists
In the Literature: Building a welcoming community: The role of pharmacists in improving health outcomes for immigrants and refugees. Ingar N, Farrell B, and Pottie K. Canadian Pharmacists Journal. Jan/Feb 2013, 146(1).
Cultural Backgrounders on Early Childhood
Resource: Cultural backgrounders focused on early childhood, Bhutanese Refugee Families and Refugee Families from Burma
BRYCS and the Office of Head Start’s National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness
These resources provide general cultural information, while recognizing that every family is unique and that cultural practices will vary by household and by generation. Stay tuned for more publications from this collaboration, including more cultural backgrounders.