Metro Refugee Health Task Force

Since the early 1980s, the Metro Refugee Health Task Force has brought together Twin Cities metropolitan area health professionals, social service workers, students, community members and others interested in refugee health issues. At monthly meetings, presentations by various individuals working in the field of refugee and immigrant health serve as a catalyst for group dialogue and networking. Meetings are scheduled for the first Tuesday of the month, September through June.

The Task Force is currently coordinated by Danushka Wanduragala from MDH (Refugee and International Health), Andrea Everson from Wellshare International, and Tracy Schumacher from Catholic Charities. For more information on the Task Force or to receive notice of upcoming meetings, contact Danushka Wanduragala at 651-201-5587.


Meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of the month from 9-11 a.m. in the Larpenteur Room at the TIES Event Center.

1644 Larpenteur St.
St. Paul, MN 55108

Upcoming meetings

  • February 3, 2015
  • March 3, 2015
  • April 7, 2015
  • May 5, 2015
  • June 2, 2015

Meeting Minutes and Presentations

Past meeting archive

The content of presentations and handouts that follow (including the photos) are solely the responsibility of the speaker/presenter not the Minnesota Department of Health.

December, 2, 2014

October 7, 2014

September, 2, 2014

June 3, 2014

May 6, 2014

  • Minutes
    May 6, 2014 (PDF: 96KB/2 pages)
  • Presentation
    Refugees from Bhutan (PDF: 1.05MB/16 pages)

    Til Pokwal and Sita Koirala from the Bhutanese Community of Minnesota (BCOM) shared the history of the Bhutanese Lothsampa refugees and their experiences resettling in the U.S. BCOM staff also described the development of BCOM and the status of the Bhutanese community here in Minnesota.

April 1, 2014

March 4, 2014

February 4, 2014

Past meeting archive

  • Meeting Archive
    An archive of Metro Refugee Health Task Force meetings held in 2012 and 2013, including meeting minutes and slide presentations.

Updated Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 11:19AM