Author(s): Refugee Health Program, Washington State Department of Health

Date Authored: December 21, 2022

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Events and Trainings

  • Switchboard Webinar: Community Inclusion and Cultural Humility in Diabetes Prevention – Join the National Nurse-led Care Consortium (NNCC) in a webinar focused on cultural humility and strategies for community inclusion in diabetes care. Participants will learn how to apply cultural humility to diabetes care while engaging community members in culturally and linguistically responsive healthcare practices to address racial and ethnic health disparities. When: December 14th, 2-3pm EST. Register Now!
  • Switchboard Webinar: Facilitating and Celebrating Honest Conversations About COVID-19 and Other Health Topics in RIM Communities – The National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants and have collaborated with Canal Alliance to develop Honest Conversations: a modular kit to build communication campaigns that amplify candid, health-related stories and concerns of people in RIM communities. When: December 15th, 2-3pm EST. Register Now!

Community Information and Resources

  • CORE: Settle In for Ukrainians to Support New Arrivals – Settle In for Ukrainians, an initiative launched by the Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange, is designed to directly engage newly arrived Ukrainians resettling in the United States. Settle In serves as a touchpoint to disseminate vital, correct information in an interactive format tied to early resettlement services, employment, housing, and education. Ukrainians can also access information through the Settle In website and the Help Center, available in Ukrainian and Russian. Learn more>>

Funding and Job Opportunities

  • Volunteer opportunity with Seattle/King County free clinic – The next Seattle/King County Clinic will be held April 27–30, 2023 and will offer dental, vision and medical care. Seattle/King County are looking for volunteers to assist. Learn more>>
  • Public Health – Seattle and King County is Hiring
    • Ukrainian and Russian Speaking Medical Interpreter – This position will primarily be part of a multi-disciplinary team within the Refugee Health Screening Clinic at our Downtown Public Health Center in Seattle and will focus on facilitating culturally and linguistically appropriate communication between Refugee Health Screening team members (Nurse, Medial Assistant, Administration Specialist) and Ukrainian and Russia to speaking clients.  
  • UW is Hiring!
    • UW is recruiting for working group members from the Afghan, Ukrainian and Congolese communities for a CDC-funded project to develop community-led vaccine messaging. They are seeking multilingual working group members who can join their efforts for 6-10 meetings over 9 months via Zoom where they will be compensated. UW is inviting interested individuals to complete a REDCap survey on the attached flyers.
    • UW is recruiting for a Program Operations Specialist to join their team based at Harborview to be focused on this CDC-funded project to develop community-led vaccine messaging with the Afghan, Ukrainian and Congolese communities. The person is this position will be engaged in working group meetings, iterative development of vaccine messaging materials and qualitative evaluation. For more information see the UW job posting or email with questions.
  • WithinReach is Hiring!
    • The Immunizations Manager leads WithinReach’s efforts to promote immunization education and address vaccine hesitancy through targeted outreach, education, and strategic partnership to increase immunization rates in Washington State. This person will serve as lead staff for Immunization initiatives at WithinReach, including the Immunization Action Coalition of Washington, Vax Northwest, Immunizations Summits. Share with your networks!
  • Washington State Department of Health: Apply for Birth Equity Project funding – Washington-based organizations working to improve healthy births and expand access to resources for birthing families are invited to apply for this funding opportunity. The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has a funding opportunity available through the Birth Equity Project. This project seeks to reduce the racism faced by birth workers and birthing families in our state. DOH will invest in community-based birth worker organizations that are led by and reflect the communities they serve.
    • Accepting applications until Monday, December 19, 8:00 a.m., and expect to announce grantees by early 2023. You can find the Request for Application (fillable PDF and WORD), program budget, and scoring rubric on the project website.

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