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Recommended and Required Exams

Recommended: Domestic Refugee Screening
• Detailed information on refugee medical screening procedures by the CDC Domestic Refugee Health Program.
 http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dq/refugee/faq/faq.htm

Required: Overseas Medical Exam and Adjustment of Status “Green Card” Exam
• Frequently asked questions and answers about the overseas medical exam and the adjustment of status exam.
 http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dq/refugee/faq/faq_aliens.htm


Form for Indiana Initial Refugee Health Assessment
https://forms.in.gov/Download.aspx?id=6866

Instructions for completing the TB Follow-up Worksheet

Slides from the 2009 Refugee Health Conference, Healthcare in the Global Village: Serving Refugees in Indiana

Practicing Medicine in the Global Village Joys and Challenges

Intestinal Nematodes and Eosinophilia

HealthPartners Center for International Health Care Delivery Model

Latent TB Infection

Refugee Resettlement Process

Mental Health Issues in Work with Immigrants and Refugees

Screening Forms and TB follow up worksheet

Chronic hepatitis B - June 8, 1009

Cultural Competence Building Bridges between Immigrant Communities

Human Rights, Health and Refugees

Refugee Initial Assessment Clinical Guidelines
Coming Soon

Culturally Competent Care

For Your Information
• The EthnoMed site contains information about cultural beliefs, medical issues and other related issues pertinent
to the health care of recent refugees to the United States. http://ethnomed.org/

Health Issues for Specific Indiana Refugee Populations
These documents are intended to better prepare and inform state refugee coordinators, state refugee health coordinators, local resettlement organizations and health care providers about the types of health concerns that may potentially affect incoming refugees. The documents focus on the most likely health problems these refugees might face

• Burmese
http://www.globalhealth.gov/refugee/refugees_health_burmese.html
o USCRI patient information toolkit for Burmese (Karen) patients
 http://www.refugees.org/article.aspx?id=1848&subm=113&ssm=129&are

o Cultural profile for Burmese (Karen) patients
 http://ethnomed.org/ethnomed/cultures/karen/karen_cp.htm

• Hmong
http://www.globalhealth.gov/refugee/refugees_health_hmong.html
o USCRI patient information toolkit for Hmong patients
 http://refugees.org/article.aspx?id=2070&rid=2084&subm=178&area=Par

• Somali
http://www.globalhealth.gov/refugee/refugees_health_bantu.html
o Perinatal profile for Somali patients
http://ethnomed.org/clin_topics/perinatal/somali_perinatal_profile_jan09.htm

o Somali infant feeding information
http://ethnomed.org/clin_topics/breastfeeding/infant_overfeeding_pearl.htm

• Liberian
http://www.globalhealth.gov/refugee/refugees_health_liberian.html

Health Education Materials for Refugees
• Medline Plus
 Extensive database of health information in multiple languages.
 http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/languages.html

•  Healthy Roads Media
 Patient information in multiple formats: audio, video, web video, printable handouts, mobile video, MPEG video. Searchable by topic, language, or format.
 http://www.healthyroadsmedia.org/audio.htm

• Health Information Translations
 Quality medical information in multiple languages. Searchable by keyword or language.
  http://www.healthinfotranslations.com/

• Ethnomed Patient Education Resources
 Patient education materials available in a variety of different languages. Some are PDF and available for free download.
 http://ethnomed.org/ethnomed/patient_ed/

• USCRI Healthy Living Toolkit
The USCRI Healthy Living Toolkit is designed to educate refugees and immigrants to become proactive health consumers and promoters in their communities.  This database of health topics is searchable by language or health condition.
 http://www.refugees.org/article.aspx?id=1851&subm=178&area=Participate

• Selected Patient Information in Asian Languages
 Patient information documents created by non-profit health agencies and  organizations searchable by topic and by language (Asian languages only).
 http://spiral.tufts.edu/topic.shtml

Refugee Mental Health
• Issues and resources in refugee mental health from the National Alliance for Multicultural Mental Health.
• The Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma-
Harvard School of Public health program pioneering the health and mental health care of traumatized refugees.
 http://www.hprt-cambridge.org/

• Center for Victims of Trauma
Provides services directly to torture survivors  in the US and Africa including medical and psychological treatment and social services. They also train professionals who work with survivors and refugees.
 http://www.cvt.org/InsideCVT

CME Refugee Health Online Module
Designed to help physicians understand health issues of refugee populations, including: tropical health, overseas medical examination requirements, reporting requirements for communicable diseases, and awareness of reimbursement options for medical services. From the Medical Society of the State of New York
http://www.mssny.org/mssnyip.cfm?c=f&nm=Refugee_Health_in_NYS