About Our Work and Partners
Learn about Refugee Health Program partners, Minnesota's health screening protocol, medical exams for refugees, immigration definitions, and ongoing activities sponsored by the program.
About refugee health
- Minnesota Refugee Health Program (Powerpoint) (PDF)
The Refugee Health Program aims to control communicable disease among, and resulting from, the arrival of new refugees through health assessment, treatment and referral.
- Minnesota Refugee Screening Protocol (Powerpoint) (PDF)
Minnesota's step-by-step process for screening refugees, based on national guidance and input from local infectious disease experts.
- Medical Exams for U.S. Bound Refugees (Powerpoint) (PDF)
Information about the three medical exams for refugees: the Overseas Visa Medical Exam, the Domestic Refugee Health Assessment, and the Adjustment of Status Medical Examination.
- United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Visa Designations (Powerpoint) (PDF)
An overview of immigration and commonly used terms based on designations from the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States.
- Metro Immigrant and Refugee Health Network
A network of providers, professionals, advocates, and community members sharing information about health issues of immigrant and refugee populations in Minnesota.
- Center of Excellence in Refugee Health
A network for training and epidemiology in refugee health, building on existing infrastructure and partners' experience to identify and monitor refugee health issues and needs, contribute to evidence-based policies and guidelines, and ultimately improve continuity of care and health outcomes for refugees.
- Female Genital Cutting (FGC) Prevention and Outreach Project
The Minnesota FGC Prevention and Outreach Working Group brings together diverse stakeholders to recommend, inform and coordinate FGC prevention and community engagement efforts in Minnesota. As part of the grant program, MDH will provide one-time grants to organizations with cultural competence in Minnesota communities that are impacted by FGC.
- Global Brown Bag Events
Refugee Health Program's Global Brown Bag events usually take place the second Tuesday of the month at MDH's Freeman Building location, 625 North Robert Street, St. Paul, Minnesota.
- Local Public Health and VOLAG Forum
Event information for the yearly refugee health forum.
- Minnesota Refugee Health Screening Manual (PDF)
Step-by-step reference guide for VOLAG case managers and local public health nurses. Provides information and guidelines to ensure a timely and complete initial refugee health screening exam.
- Refugee Health Quarterly
A quarterly newsletter with updates from the MDH Refugee Health Program.