Author(s): Compiled by the Washington Department of Refugee Health Program

Date Authored: April 22, 2022

Date Updated: May 13, 2022

Health and Behavioral Health Resources for Ukrainian refugees.

Photo by Tina Hartung (cc license)

Fact Sheets

  • DSHS WA: Ukrainians seeking Refuge in Washington: Frequently Asked Questions, click here
  • HCA WA: Apple Health Eligibility for Individuals from Ukraine, download
  • USCIS.gov: Uniting for Ukraine Vaccine Attestation: English, Ukrainian
  • SNTC: A guide to aid providers about health practices and courtesies to better understand patient expectations. Download the Guide

Psychological first aid webinar (recorded)

Given the recent tragic events in Ukraine, Switchboard hosted a refresher course on Psychological First Aid to aid staff in supporting distressed clients. This webinar was facilitated by Andrew Kritovich, LMHC from the Ukrainian Community Center and Beth Farmer, LCSW from International Rescue Committee. Attendees will increase their awareness of cultural and contextual factors related to Ukraine, as well as learn the fundamentals of Psychological First Aid.
Webinar Recording: https://bit.ly/3D0QBk5
Webinar Slides: https://bit.ly/34LeAH4
Webinar Resources: https://bit.ly/3ihq5sM

National Child Traumatic Stress Network resources

Fostering COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence in Russian and Ukrainian Speaking Communities e-course

This free continuing education course is designed to help providers including physicians, nurses, medical assistants, and pharmacists who work with Russian- and Ukrainian-speaking patients better understand vaccine hesitancy within these communities, reasons why community members may be hesitant to receive COVID-19 vaccines and develop strategies to initiate conversations about the COVID-19 vaccine with Russian- and Ukrainian-speaking patients. Click here to access this e-course.

Plain Talk About Childhood Immunizations

Plain Talk About Childhood Immunization includes information on vaccine safety, delaying immunizations, and more. First developed in 1996 in response to requests by parents, health care professionals, school nurses, child care providers and others, this 50-page booklet provides parents with accurate information about immunizations and the diseases they prevent, benefits and risks and vaccine safety and effectiveness. English, Ukrainian, Russian

Center for Adjustment, Resilience and Recovery, International Rescue Committee

  • Coping After Coming to a New Country is a new handout designed for adults and older youth that are resettling in a new country. The material seeks to normalize stress of resettlement and explore coping techniques. English, Ukrainian
  • Helping Children Cope After Coming to a New Country is a new handout designed to empower caregivers in helping their children and youth cope with the stress of resettling to a new country. Available in English, Ukrainian

TB Resources

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