Refugee Health Statistics

The Refugee Health Program maintains a surveillance system to monitor disease trends among newly arriving refugees. The data and summary reports are used to:

  • Develop health interventions, research studies and targeted community health education for refugees
  • Assess health disparities, service gaps and resource needs in refugee populations
  • Evaluate and revise refugee screening and data collection protocols, and provide resources for health professionals
  • Build strong relationships with partners including counties that screen refugees, public and private clinics, and resettlement agencies (VOLAGS).

On this page:
eSHARE - Electronic System for Health Assessment of Refugees
Primary Refugees
Secondary Refugees
Health screening data
Minnesota Refugee Health Report
Additional resources for refugee statistics

eSHARE - Electronic System for Health Assessment of Refugees

The Electronic System for Health Assessment of Refugees, or eSHARE, is a Web-based application developed by the MDH Refugee Health Program (RHP) for collecting demographic information and domestic health screening results to conduct surveillance activities. eSHARE permits data entry from remote sites.

If interested in using or obtaining eSHARE, visit the eSHARE Web page which includes frequently asked questions and an informational flyer.

Primary Refugees

Primary refugees are refugees who are initially resettled in Minnesota. Refugees include refugees, asylees, entrants/parolees, victim of trafficking and Amerasians.

Primary Refugee Arrival Data

Health screening data

Minnesota Refugee Health Report `

This annual report describes the demographics of primary refugee arrivals to Minnesota and provides a summary of the health screening indicators and outcomes.

Secondary Refugees

Secondary refugees are refugees who originally resettled to another state in the United States before moving to Minnesota.

Currently, there is no systematic way to identify all secondary refugees migrating to Minnesota. The Refugee Health Program is generally notified of secondary refugee arrivals by local public health, clinics, or resettlement agencies that have partnered with the program on the ‘Secondary Refugee Project’ to assist with linkage to care.

Only secondary refugee notifications made to the Refugee Health Program are included in these arrival data summaries.

Secondary Refugee Arrival Data

Additional resources for refugee statistics

  • Minnesota State Demographic Center
    A data-driven site offering detailed statistics on immigration trends, language demographics, and more for the state of Minnesota. Attention: Non-MDH link
  • World Refugee Survey
    Annual comprehensive report from the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants on conditions for refugees and internally displaced persons in 120 countries worldwide. Attention: Non-MDH link
  • Migration Information Source
    Global analysis of international migration and refugee trends from the Migration Policy Institute. Includes a searchable database on the U.S. foreign-born population by state. Attention: Non-MDH link

Updated Friday, October 24, 2014 at 09:56AM