Refugee individuals, families and communities that are resilient, safe and healthy.
To promote health and emotional wellness by providing federal leadership, partnership and resources for culturally and linguistically appropriate services
The Division of Refugee Health (DRH) was established on November 10, 2011 through the Office of Refugee Resettlement’s reorganization. The reorganization was published in the Federal Register (76 FR 70149) and State Letter 12-02.
DRH is responsible for two grant programs: Preventive Health and Services to Survivors of Torture. DRH also oversees the Refugee Medical Assistance and Refugee Medical Screening programs in collaboration with the Division of Refugee Assistance. DRH engages federal, state and non-governmental partners to promote refugee health through six key strategies: prevention and early intervention, health education, community-based health initiatives, language access, resource mapping and evidence-based activities.
ORR publishes a quarterly newsletter, Refugee Health Together, which shares health-related information and resources with the resettlement network.