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: 183KB/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 3/11
- 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
- Refugee Health Assessments - Reference Guide for Clinic Staff (PDF: 120KB/1 page)
Reference guide: Health care coverage, authorizations, transportation, interpreters. Updated 1/30/14
Disease Rule, Chapter 4605
Legislation covering the mandated reporting of certain communicable diseases.
- Minnesota Department of Health: Disease Report Card
The MDH "Yellow Card" (previously known as the "blue card") is used to report cases of most reportable infectious diseases in Minnesota residents to the Minnesota Department of Health.
- Order form for Refugee Health Materials (PDF: 62KB/1 page)
- 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.
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