In the Literature: Implementation of New TB Screening Requirements for U.S.-Bound Immigrants and Refugees -2007-2014. Drew L. Posey, MD, Mary P. Naughton, MD, Erika A. Willacy, MPH, et al. MMWR. 2014 March 21; 63(11): 234-236.
In the Literature: Latent tuberculosis infection screening in foreign-born populations: a successful mobile clinic outreach model. Morano JP, Zelenev A, Walton MR, Bruce, RD, Altice FL. Am J of Public Health. 2014 Aug.
In the Literature: Seroprevalence of varicella-zoster virus in five US-bound refugee populations. Leung J, Lopez A, Mitchell T, Weinberg M, Lee D, Thieme M, Schmid DS, Bialek SR. J Immgr Minor Health. 2013 Nov 23.
In the Literature: Disease surveillance among newly arriving refugees and immigrants – Electronic Disease Notification System, United States, 2009. MMWR Surveill Summ. 2013 Nov 15;62(7):1-20.
In the Literature: Prevalence and treatment of latent tuberculosis infection among newly arrived refugees in San Diego County. Bennett RJ, Brodine S, Waalen J, Moser K, Rodwell TC. January 2010 – October 2012. Am J Public Health. 2014 Apr;104(4):e95-e102.
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
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
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).
Resource: Refugee Mental Health Bibliography
National Partnership for Community Training and Pathways to Wellness
This bibliography is an effort to compile prominent research and literature on refugee mental health, from general information to screening and assessment processes, effective interventions, best and promising practices in therapy, clinical treatment, and culturally specific modalities.
Resource: Minority Mental Health
U.S. Office of Minority Health
Contains links to factsheets, data and reports, outreach tools, and awareness raising campaigns.