Health Resources

 

The Office of Refugee Resettlement works to reduce the spread of infectious diseases, ensure ailments are identified and treated, promote preventive health practices, and promote good health practices that facilitate successful integration and self-sufficiency. The following resources provide information on the health services that support these activities.

General Health ResourcesCash and Medical Assistance (CMA), and Refugee Medical Assistance (RMA)Services for Survivors of TorturePreventive HealthServices to Older Refugees

General Health Resources
 

Medical Screening Protocol for Newly Arriving Refugees
These protocol documents include medical screen guidelines and checklist, and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes.

Refugee Health Information Network (RHIN) Overview
The Refugee Health Information Network features multilingual and culturally appropriate health information materials for refugees and health providers.

Sustaining Grassroots Community-Based Programs: A Toolkit for Community- and Faith-based Service Providers
This toolkit is designed to help organizations develop sustainable organizations and program services through proper structure, organizational capacity and readiness, capacities of leadership, effective marking strategies, fund development, fiscal management.

Welcome to the United States: A Guidebook for Refugees
This guidebooks helps refugees prepare for their first few months in the United States. Many translated versions are available.

Cash and Medical Assistance (CMA), and Refugee Medical Assistance (RMA)

Cash and Medical Assistance (CMA) Overview
The Cash and Medical Assistance program reimburses states for services provided to refugees and other eligible persons, including Refugee Cash Assistance (RCA), Refugee Medical Assistance (RMA) and Unaccompanied Refugee Minors.

Services for Survivors of Torture

Who We Serve - Survivors of Torture: Definitions and Eligibility
This page provides the legal definition of torture as described by the Torture Victims Relief Act of 1998 for use in determining eligibility for Services for Survivors of Torture Program.

Center for Victims of Torture/National Capacity-Building Project
The National Capacity-Building Project provides training and technical assistance to enhance and expand the availability of health care, social services, and legal services to survivors of torture living in the U.S.

National Partnership for Community Training (NPCT) for Immigrant Service Providers Overview
The National Partnership for Community Training is a technical assistance project for community providers operating in counties where there are no torture treatment programs.

Services for Survivors of Torture Program Overview
The Service for Survivors of Torture grant program provides funding for rehabilitation of victims of torture including treatment of physical and psychological effects of torture; social and legal services for victims of torture; and research and training.

Office of Refugee Resettlement's Training and Technical Assistance Providers
This is a list of the currently funded training and technical assistance providers who work with the Office of Refugee Resettlement in areas of child welfare, community engagement, employment, LGBT, health and survivors of torture.

Preventive Health

Refugee Preventive Health Program (RPH) Overview
The Refugee Preventive Health Program supports medical screenings, preventive care, interpreter services, health education, and other health related activities to newly arriving refugees.

Refugee Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Toolkit
This toolkit provides guidelines for developing and implementing community health/mental health programs.

Services to Older Refugees

Services to Older Refugees Program Overview
The Services to Older Refugees grant program ensures that refugees age 60 and above have access to mainstream aging services in their community.

 

Last Reviewed: March 10, 2016