In the Literature: Assessing adherence to accepted national guidelines for immigrant and refugee screening and vaccines in an urban primary care practice: A retrospective chart review. (2013) Waldorf B, Gill C, Crosby SS. J Immigr Minor Health.
In the Literature: Cervical cancer screening adherence among Somali immigrants and refugees to the United States. (2013) Morrison TB, Flynn PM, Weaver AL, Wieland ML. Health Care Women Int.
In the Literature: Presumptive treatment and medical screening for parasites in refugees resettling to the United States. (2013) Stauffer WM, Cantey PT, Montgomery S, Fox L, Parise ME, Gorbacheva O, Weinberg M, Doney A, Rotz L, Cetron MS. Curr Infect Dis Rep.
Resource: Caring for Kids New to Canada
Canadian Pediatric Society
A guide for health professionals working with immigrant and refugee children and youth with information on assessments/screenings, medical conditions, mental health, and culturally competent care.
Resource: Nutrition Surveillance Reports
International Organization for Migration
Report of child growth and nutrition data collected during refugee health assessments in Ethiopia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, Nepal, and Thailand.
Resource: New Statement on HIV Screening
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Recommendations on screening for HIV infection in adolescents and adults aged 15 to 65 years old. Younger adolescents and older adults who are at increased risk should also be screened. In addition, all pregnant women should be screened for HIV, including those who present in labor who are untested and whose HIV status is unknown.
In the Literature: The Refugee Health Screener-15 (RHS-15): Development and Validation of an Instrument for Anxiety, Depression, and PTSD in Refugees. 2013. Hollifield M, Verbillis-Kolp S, Farmer B, Toolson EC, Woldehaimanot T, Yamazaki J, Holland A, St Clair J, Soohoo J. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 35(2): 202-9.
Training: Free Online Course In Immigrant and Refugee Health
University of Minnesota Medical School
Six online lectures covering topics such as effective communication across cultures, domestic screening guidelines, immunization, and mental health in resettlement.
Resource: TB Technical Instructions, Revised in 2007
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The guidelines followed by panel physicians for TB testing and treatment of refugees and immigrants before arrival in the U.S.
In the Literature: Implementation of an Interferon-Gamma Release Assay to screen for tuberculosis in refugees and immigrants.
Simpson T, Tomaro J, Jobb C. (2012). J Immigr Minor Health. (Epub ahead of print)