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Individuals identified as a refugee, asylee, Cuban/Haitian entrant,
victim of trafficking, Amerasian or those assisting them can access
resettlement and health information on these sites.
Refugee Health Technical
Assistance Center (RHTAC) provides tools, resources and support
for health and mental health providers in order to better meet the
needs of refugees in resettlement.
Voluntary Resettlement Agencies (VOLAGs)
contains links to agencies located throughout Wisconsin. The U.S.
Department of State has cooperative agreements with voluntary
resettlement agencies (VOLAGs) to deliver refugee reception and
CDC - Refugee Health Guidelines includes pre-departure
and post-arrival medical screening and treatment of U.S. bound refugees.
CDC - Division of Global Migration and Quarantine provides the Department of State (DOS)
and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) with medical
screening guidelines (referred to as Technical Instructions) for all
examining physicians, which outline in detail the scope of the medical
Health Information Translations provides plain language health education
resources for health care professionals working in communities with
limited English proficient populations.
Roads Media contains health education materials in a number of
languages and several formats developed to provide health information
for diverse populations in a variety of settings.
HHS - OMH - Think Cultural Health (TCH) provides information on the flagship initiative
of the OMH Center for Linguistic and Cultural Competence in Health Care.
The goal of Think Cultural Health is to Advance Health Equity at
Every Point of Contact through the development and promotion of
culturally and linguistically appropriate services.
HHS - U.S. Specialized
Information Services (SIS) - Health Hotlines provides toll-free
numbers from the NLM online database of health-related organizations
operating toll-free telephone services. The database also includes
information on services and publications available in Spanish.
HHS - U.S. Specialized Information Services (SIS) provides
information on Minority Health
Information Outreach services.
HHS - U.S. Office of Minority Health (OMH) provides information
on improving the health of racial and ethnic minority
populations through the development of health policies and programs that
will help eliminate health disparities.
Immunization Action Coalition
(AIC) works in concert with the CDC for the purpose of educating
health professionals about U.S. vaccine recommendations and provides
vaccine information statements (VISs) for professionals and their
patients in 50 languages. Site includes infant, child, teen and adult
informational handouts for health professionals and individuals.
MedlinePlus - U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) provides
access to the
National Institutes of Health's (NIH) website for patients and their
families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it
brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues
in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date
health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
Clinicians Network (MCN) contains sources of essential clinical
information for clinicians working with migrants. MCN provides a menu of
services to meet a variety of needs, engages in research, develops
appropriate resources, advocates for migrants and clinicians, trains
providers, engages outside partners, and runs programs that support
clinical care on the frontline of migrant health.
Office of Refugee Resettlement - Division of Refugee Health (DRH)
provides information 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.
Refugee Health Information Network
(RHIN) provides a database of quality multilingual, public health resources for those
providing care to resettled refugees and asylees.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Information Database provides
information on all aspects of TCM including formulation, herbal
composition, chemical composition, molecular structure and functional
properties, therapeutic and toxicity effects, clinical indication and
application, and related literatures.
Traditional Knowledge and Medicine - U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
identifies directories and databases covering common and scientific
names for medical terms, pharmacology, and chemistry.
Traditional South African
Medicines - University of Cape Town, S.A. provides a traditional medicines
database developed by the South African Traditional Medicines Research
Unit, Dept. of Pharmacology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of
Cape Town, including South African plants, treatments, toxicology,
pharmacology and chemistry.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) - WelcometoUSA.gov
accesses the U.S. Government's official web portal for new immigrants:
Healthcare and Families - Taking care of your health.
Local Health Departments - Regional offices - Tribal agencies
Respiratory Diseases and International Health Unit
Lorna Will -
- Dispensary and interjurisdictional transfers
Jo Mercurio -
Pa Vang -
TB nurse consultant
Wegner - TB nurse consultant
April 21, 2014