Health Promotion

Formerly known as the Refugee Preventive Health Program
 

About Refugee Health Promotion/Preventive Health | Program Resources

In FY2015, the Refugee Preventive Health Program became the new Refugee Health Promotion Program (RHP).  The Refugee Health Promotion Grant is now available to states, Wilson/Fish agencies, and state designees that serve refugees, with a special focus on recent arrivals and those that have been in the country two years or less, but still continue to face serious challenges with regards to access to health and mental health services. The RHP program is part of the Division of Refugee Health.

The goal of the RHP program is to incorporate a framework of health services from arrival to self-sufficiency, ranging from attending health orientation and education classes, to accessing health services, and obtaining affordable ongoing health care. Within this framework, and differing from the PHG, there is a special emphasis placed on

  • Health literacy;
  • Access to health and emotional wellness services, and
  • Access to affordable health care beyond the initial services provided upon arrival into the United States.

The Refugee Health Promotion Grant is awarded to applicants who can adequately demonstrate their ability to incorporate health equity through a comprehensive, statewide approach, by supporting and streamlining activities that promote health and emotional wellness for refugees and other eligible applicants.

List of Current Grantees


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Revised Medical Screening Guidelines for Newly Arriving Refugees (ORR State Letter 12-09) 

 

Affordable Care Act and Health Insurance

 

 

Contact Information
Megan McManus
Refugee Health Promotion and Outreach Officer
Division of Refugee Health
Office of Refugee Resettlement
Administration for Children and Families
901 D Street, SW
Washington, DC 20447
Phone: 202.205.9490

 

  • Policy Guidance/State Letters

    Published: August 14, 2015
    Indices of letters sent to State Refugee Coordinators during each calendar year on pertinent issues for State administered refugee programs.
  • Report Forms

    Published: November 4, 2013
    This section provides Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) report forms for all federal grants, including
  • Preventive Health Grants

    Published: October 31, 2012
    Contacts and funding amounts for new grantees of the Preventive Health program.
  • Policy Guidance & Reporting Forms

    Published: September 27, 2012
    Legislative Authority Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) Click here for a description about the Act and how it was created. Also link to the
  • RHIN - Refugee Health Information Network

    Published: September 18, 2012
    The Refugee Health Information Network (RHIN) features multilingual and culturally appropriate health information materials for refugees and  health providers.
  • Policy Guidance/State Letters

    Published: August 14, 2015
    Indices of letters sent to State Refugee Coordinators during each calendar year on pertinent issues for State administered refugee programs.
  • Report Forms

    Published: November 4, 2013
    This section provides Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) report forms for all federal grants, including
  • Policy Guidance & Reporting Forms

    Published: September 27, 2012
    Legislative Authority Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) Click here for a description about the Act and how it was created. Also link to the
  • Preventive Health Grants

    Published: October 31, 2012
    Contacts and funding amounts for new grantees of the Preventive Health program.
  • RHIN - Refugee Health Information Network

    Published: September 18, 2012
    The Refugee Health Information Network (RHIN) features multilingual and culturally appropriate health information materials for refugees and  health providers.
View All RHP Resources