Local Public Health and VOLAG Forum


Refugee Health Equity:
Making Systems and Services Equitable
for Refugees in Minnesota
January 28, 2016

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

Printable flyer: Ninth Annual Local Public Health and Resettlement Agency Forum (PDF)

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
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Forum

Wedell Community Room
Shoreview Community Center
4580 Victoria St. N.
Shoreview, MN 55126

Register for the Event:
Ninth Annual Refugee Health Local Public Health/Refugee Resettlement Agency Forum


Ninth Annual Refugee Health Local Public Health/Refugee Resettlement Agency Forum Agenda (PDF)

Morning Sessions

  • Registration
  • Welcome and Refugee Health Program Update
  • Health Equity in Minnesota
  • State Refugee Program Updates
  • Social Security Disability Income - How, Where and When Refugees Should Apply
  • Child and Teen Check-ups - What You Need to Know
  • Working with Families When Children Have Special Needs: Examples from the Somali Community in Minnesota
  • Resources for Children - A Shared Exercise
  • Health Orientation - Messages and Resources

Afternoon Sessions

  • Refugee Mental Health - Successful Referrals and Expected Outcomes
  • Female Genital Cutting (FGC) - Client-Centered Care Delivery
  • Community Outreach and Education about Refugees - Sharing the Stories
  • Leadership and Self-Care in Cross-Cultural Work
  • Closing and Evaluation

For more information, please call 651-201-5414 and ask for someone from the Refugee and International Health Program.

Planning Committee for 2016 event: Catholic Charities-Winona, Hennepin County Public Health, Lutheran Social Services, Saint Paul-Ramsey County Public Health, Stearns County Public Health, and MDH Refugee Health Program.

Updated Friday, January 22, 2016 at 11:53AM