Minnesota Refugee Health Provider Guide
Initial Refugee Health Assessment
- The Minnesota Initial Refugee Health Assessment (PDF: 256KB/8 pages)
The Minnesota initial refugee health assessment is designed to reduce health-related barriers to successful resettlement, while protecting the health of Minnesota residents and the U.S. population.
- Refugee Health Assessment
in Minnesota (PDF: 13KB/1 page)
- Minnesota Initial Refugee
Health Assessment Form (PDF: 171KB/4 pages)
For providers and local public health agencies to complete during the Refugee Health Assessment exam. Recommended for all primary refugees within 90 days of their arrival in Minnesota. Updated 10/14
- Refugee Health Assessment Outcome Report (PDF: 38KB/1 page)
One copy of this form should be filed for each family that did not receive an assessment. Updated 12/10
- Summary Checklist for the Domestic Medical Examination for Newly Arriving Refugees
A summary checklist from CDC for the testing suggested in the 13 sections of the Domestic Medical Examination for Newly Arriving Refugees. Attention: Non-MDH link
- 2014 Refugee Health Assessments for Individuals on Medical Assistance - Reference Guide for Clinics (PDF: 84KB/1 page)
Reference guide: Health care coverage, authorizations, transportation, interpreters. Updated 8/22/14
Disease Rule, Chapter 4605
Legislation covering the mandated reporting of certain communicable diseases.
- Minnesota Department of Health: Disease Report Card
The MDH "Yellow Card" is used to report cases of most reportable infectious diseases in Minnesota residents to the Minnesota Department of Health.
- Immunization Materials Order Form - Many materials are also available in other languages, see the form for materials that are available in other languages
- Medical Screening Protocol for Newly Arriving Refugees
Protocol from the Office of Refugee Resettlement. Attention: Non-MDH link
- Guidelines for the U.S. Domestic Medical Examination for Newly Arriving Refugees
Guidelines developed by CDC to assist in determining the best tests to perform based on evidence during routine post-arrival medical screening of refugees. Attention: Non-MDH link
- Cultural Competence
Cross-cultural knowledge and sensitivity are critical to providing good health care to foreign born people. Local and national resources.
Go to > Chapter Three: Immunizations