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Refugee Health Program

Each year Wisconsin resettles refugees from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. The Wisconsin Refugee Health Program, together with state resettlement agencies and the Department of Children and Families, coordinates activities and supports refugee arrivals as they transition to life in Wisconsin. Select an area of interest below for more information.

About refugees and refugee health

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General information on refugees and their health priorities.

For health professionals

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Resources and information for health care providers and local health departments.


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Refugee arrival statistics provided by the Department of Children and Family Services.

Resettlement agencies

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Information about Wisconsin's resettlement agencies.

TB Class B Arrivals

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Information about immigrant and refugee Tuberculosis Class B arrivals.

Afghan health resources

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Resources on providing health care and services to Afghan arrivals.

Humanitarian Parolee Health Resources

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Resources for those providing care to new arrivals through parolee programs (including Ukrainians, Cubans, Haitians, Venezuelans, Nicaraguans, and others).

Welcome Corps

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The U.S. Department of State has launched Welcome Corps, a service opportunity for Americans to sponsor refugees in their local communities.

Who to contact for help


Refugee Health Program
Bureau of Communicable Diseases
1 West Wilson St.
Madison, WI 53701-2659
608-266-0049 Fax

Last revised January 2, 2024