All On the Same Team:
Refugee Health in Minnesota


Local Public Health and VOLAG Forum
January 29, 2015

- A time to network and focus on how we can best contribute to the health and well-being of refugees -

Printable flyer: Eighth Annual Local Public Health and Resettlement Agency Forum (PDF: 112KB/1 page)

Who should attend:
  • Local Public Health - metro and Greater Minnesota
  • Voluntary resettlement agency (VOLAG) case managers and program managers
  • Clinic staff providing health care for new refugee arrivals
  • Community organizations supporting refugees to access health care
When: 8:00 a.m. Registration and networking
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Forum

TIES Event Center
Grand Hall
1644 Larpenteur Ave W
Falcon Heights, MN 55108

Agenda and Presentations

Detailed agenda (PDF:52KB/2 pages)
Local Public Health and VOLAG Forum Presentations

Morning Session

  • Registration and Welcome
  • Refugee Health Program Update: Arrivals and projects
  • Key Resources
    • Transportation
    • Health Care Homes in Primary Clinics
  • Current Models in Refugee Health: Share Goals, Multiple Paths
    • Recap of Roles and Expectations
    • County Public Health, including Metro and Greater Minnesota
    • Refugee Resettlement Agencies

Afternoon Session

  • Disability Services
    • Ramsey County services available, qualifications and application process
    • Accessing county disability services with the helpf of professionals
  • Refugee Mental Health
    • Update on Mental Health Screening Pilot
    • Overview of Refugee Mental Health and how this impacts your role
  • Lessons Learned: Dr. Sniffen presents on her recent trip to refugee camps in Thailand as it impacts refugee health in Minnesota; highlights from her work with chemical dependency

Register for Event:
All On the Same Team: Refugee Health in Minnesota

Lunch provided
CEUs offered, no fee

For more information, contact Ellen Frerich or 651-201-5827.

Planning Committee for this event: Catholic Charities, International Institute of Minnesota, Saint Paul-Ramsey County Public Health, Stearns County Public Health, Southwest Health and Human Services, and MDH Refugee Health Program

Updated Monday, February 09, 2015 at 04:53PM