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Approach to Medical Assessment and Screening for New Refugee and Immigrant Children

Author(s): Child and Teen Clinic Harborview Medical Center
Date Authored: March 27, 2007

15-pages; Guidelines on how to approach health assessment and disease screening in immigrant children newly arrived to the US and/or new to our Child and Teen Clinic. Describes health assessments prior to immigration, and approaches to post-arrival domestic medical screening. Includes specific evidenced-based and cultural considerations related to five components of the medical screen: Medical and Travel History; Physical examination; Screening Laboratory tests; Preventive Health interventions, such as immunizations, well-child care, and nutrition counseling; and Social Work consultation

Approach_to_Medical_Assessment_Children.pdf — PDF document, 158Kb