This content is from the Refugee Health Bulletin, a weekly email from the Washington State Department of Health’s Refugee Health Program.
July 17, 2020 · Article
This toolkit provides relevant and practical information to empower providers in WA State to promote the health and well-being of their immigrant patients.
February 14, 2020 · Article
Article about findings from a Somali health survey conducted in 2014 by the Somali Health Board of Seattle.
January 22, 2020 · Article
Information about a collaborative coalition that provides medical consultation, mental health and legal social services to survivors of torture in Washington State.
December 31, 2019 · Article, PDF
A description of a case of Loa loa in a patient originating outside of the loiasis-endemic area, including resulting questions for clinicians surrounding infection screening and treatment.
September 21, 2018 · Article
Brief report on the “Transforming Global Health” conference held in Seattle, WA Sept 19-21, 2010.
July 30, 2018 · Article
This selected glossary and resource list provides definitions on the topic of bias of health disparities, and resources on the topic.
October 10, 2017 · PDF
Links to health education materials in Marshallese language and information about Marshallese culture, health and health care.
September 17, 2017 · Article, Video
A 35 minute talk by Dr. J. Carey Jackson about the integration of services to reduce health disparities at Harborview Medical Center.
August 1, 2017 · Video
Provide information to help resettlement agencies and healthcare providers gain a better understanding of Central American immigrants, their cultural backgrounds and population-specific health issues.
January 11, 2017 · PDF
Helpful scripts about bringing up symptoms associated with mental health issues, and making referral to counseling, upon administering the Refugee Health Screener 15 (RHS-15).
April 4, 2016 · Article
The information provided in this refugee health profile is intended to help resettlement agencies, clinicians and providers understand the cultural background and health issues of concern for Burmese refugee populations.
March 15, 2016 · PDF
These guidelines reflect current screening practice in King County, WA as of 10/1/2015. Please note that refugees screened prior to this date or outside of King County may have received a different screening.
October 1, 2015 · PDF
Project SAHAT, a health survey conducted for the South Asian community living in MN identifies key health issues and the need for culturally specific services to ensure health equity.
March 13, 2014 · Article
Useful tips and guidelines on pre-travel counseling for patients who are visiting friends and relatives internationally.
April 17, 2013 · Article
Washington State Department of Health’s Domestic Medical Screening Guidelines Checklist for Newly Arriving Refugees.
March 26, 2013 · PDF
Based upon the CDC Guidelines for the US Domestic Medical Examination for Newly Arriving Refugees and the ORR Domestic Medical Screening Guidelines Checklist, this document provides guidance around screening asymptomatic refugees.
March 26, 2013 · PDF
The RHS-15 is a tool for screening refugees for emotional distress and mental health. Packet includes the RHS-15 tool, background on the tool’s development, and guidelines on using the RHS-15 with recently resettled refugees.
December 19, 2012 · PDF
Article about developmental screening of immigrant and refugee children with information about developmental screening, literature review, qualitative findings, recommendations and discussion.
December 7, 2012 · Article
Health screening for refugees entering their new communities differs across the United States. The Toolkit for Primary Care was created in King County, WA and reflects conditions solely in this community site.
May 1, 2012 · Article, PDF
An article about the need to consider the prevalence of high lead levels among recently arrived refugees.
August 5, 2010 · Article
Describes two components of medical screening of immigrant children new to the Harborview Child and Teen clinic: Preventive Health Interventions and Screening Lab Work.
March 27, 2007 · PDF
Guidelines on how to approach health assessment and disease screening in immigrant children newly arrived to the US and/or new to the Harborview Child and Teen Clinic.
March 27, 2007 · PDF