Refugee Health Provider Resources - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Refugee Health Provider Resources

On this page:
Refugee Health Provider Guide
Guideline Updates
Clinical Decision Support Tools
Forms for Health Screening
Population-specific Treatment Resources
Minnesota Civil Surgeons
University of Minnesota Global Health Program

Clinical resources for health professionals who administer and coordinate the refugee health assessment exam, including forms for health screening, population-specific medical information, and an online refugee health CME module.

Refugee Health Provider Guide

Guideline Updates

Clinical Decision Support Tools

  • CareRef
    An interactive web application that guides clinicians through conducting a routine post-arrival medical screening of a newly arrived refugee to the U.S.

Forms for Health Screening

An initial refugee health assessment is recommended for all primary refugees within 90 days of their arrival in Minnesota.

Population-specific Treatment Resources

  • Migrant Health Guide
    This guide from the United Kingdom is a "one stop shop" for information to support practitioners in assessing and treating migrant patients. It recognizes that these patients sometimes have health needs that are more complex than those of UK (or US) born patients. The resource covers a wide range of health issues but concentrates on the additional health concerns that should be considered for a migrant patient.
  • EthnoMed
    Addresses cultural beliefs and medical issues on the health care of recent immigrants; includes clinical topics and multilingual patient education materials. Developed by Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington.
  • Providing Culturally Effective Care Toolkit
    A toolkit from the American Academy of Pediatrics on providing culturally effective care. Culturally effective care should "take into account the beliefs, values, actions, customs, and unique health care needs of distinct population groups."

Minnesota Civil Surgeons

  • Minnesota Civil Surgeons
    United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)-designated medical providers in Minnesota who can sign off on the I-693 medical exam. Includes Civil Surgeons' Frequently Asked Questions and additional resources regarding the adjustment of status exam and immigration.

University of Minnesota Global Medicine Program

View the Introduction to Immigrant and Refugee Health Course presentations and videos from the University of Minnesota Global Medicine program.

  • Effective Communication Across Language and Culture by Kevin Larsen
  • Domestic Screening Guidelines for Refugees by Susan Dicker
  • Immunization Issues in Immigrants and Refugees by Elizabeth Barnett
  • Mental Health in Resettlement and Adjustment by Georgi Kroupin
Updated Wednesday, 04-Sep-2019 09:12:03 CDT