Refugee Health

Mission

The Refugee Health program works to ensure that refugees and asylees enter into a comprehensive system of care that adequately responds to their unique health care needs by addressing the coordination of care, surveillance, epidemiology, education, and training. This program convenes partners to identify and resolve system barriers to appropriate care for refugees. Trained providers initiate a comprehensive health assessment within 30 days of arrival. The Refugee Health Program works in conjunction with the Refugee Resettlement Agencies and has a large network of partners.

2012 Accomplishments and Milestones

  • 90% of refugee children were screened for dental services within two months of arrival.
  • The Refugee Health Program assisted 184 refugees with the medical screening requirements for the adjustment of status process.