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Refugee Health Program: General Resources

Learn more about refugee resettlement and refugee health here. This information may be helpful for:

  • Anyone identified as a/an:
    • Refugee.
    • Asylee. o
    • Cuban/Haitian entrant.
    • Victim of trafficking.
    • Amerasian.
    • Afghan or Ukrainian humanitarian parolee.
    • Special Immigrant Visa holder.
  • Anyone who is helping the above groups.


Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center has tools and support for health and mental health providers.

Refugee Health: Resettlement Agencies has links to voluntary resettlement agencies across Wisconsin. The U.S. Department of State works with these agencies to receive and place refugees.


Health Information Translations has plain language health education resources for those working with people who don’t speak English well.

Healthy Roads Media has health education materials in a number of languages and formats.

HHS—U.S. Office of Minority Health has 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. works with the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Together they educate health professionals about U.S. vaccine recommendations. They also have vaccine information for professionals and their patients in 50 languages. The site includes infant, child, teen, and adult informational handouts.

MedlinePlus is from the National Library of Medicine. This site has information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.

Migrant Clinicians Network has information for clinicians working with migrants. The network provides a menu of services to meet a variety of needs. It also does research, trains providers, and supports care on the frontline of migrant health.

Office of Refugee Resettlement—Division of Refugee Health has grant information. It also oversees the Refugee Medical Assistance and Refugee Medical Screening programs.

CDC Refugee Health Guidance has guidance on medical screening and treatment of U.S.-bound refugees.

CDC Technical Instructions for Panel Physicians and Civil Surgeons gives medical screening guidelines for all examining physicians. These outline in detail the scope of the medical exam.

Think Cultural Health looks at how culture can impact health among various ethnic groups.

Traditional Knowledge and Medicine is from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. It has directories and databases that cover common and scientific names for medical terms, pharmacology, and chemistry.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service gives helpful information about a number of topics that will help new immigrants settle in the U.S. These include topics like education, child care, and employment.

Last revised December 30, 2022