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.
- Minnesota Refugee Health
Program (Powerpoint: 44KB/9 slides) (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: 37KB/9 slides) (PDF: 52KB/9 slides)
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: 74 KB/16 slides) (PDF: 63KB/16 slides)
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: 61KB/10 slides) (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 Refugee Health Task Force
Presentations and proceedings from providers, advocates and community members sharing information about health issues of immigrant/refugee populations in Minnesota.
- Global Brown Bag Events
Refugee Health Program's Global Brown Bag events take place the last Wednesday of the month at MDH's Freeman Building location, 625 North Robert Street, St. Paul, Minnesota.
- Local Public Health/VOLAG Forum Presentations
Presentations from the most recent annual Local Public Health/VOLAG Forum.
- Minnesota Refugee Health Screening Manual (PDF: 2.28MB/65 pages)
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. Updated 7/10
Refugee Health Quarterly
A quarterly newsletter with updates from the MDH Refugee Health Program.