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Services and Resources for Health Providers


Newcomer Health Forms:

CDC Guidelines for U.S. Domestic Medical Examination for Newly Arriving Refugees:
The following guidelines were developed by CDC to assist State public health departments and medical professionals/clinicians in determining the best tests to perform based on evidence during routine post-arrival medical screening of refugees. These guidelines are intended as recommendations rather than as mandates: http://www.cdc.gov/immigrantrefugeehealth/guidelines/domestic/domestic-guidelines.html

Translated Materials:
Executive Order 13166 mandates the provision of language-appropriate services to persons who are limited in their English proficiency (LEP). The purpose of this order is to improve access to federally-conducted and federally assisted programs and activities for persons with limited English proficiency. For more information on Executive Order 13166, follow the link to http://www.justice.gov/crt/about/cor/Pubs/eolep.php

The Newcomer Health Program has collaborated with the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, Division of Multicultural Health and Community Engagement to provide Culturally & Linguistically Appropriate Health Care Services (CLAS Act Initiative). For more information, including translated health/patient education information, follow the link to CLASActVirginia.org

Healthy Roads Media:
The Virginia Department of Health, Division of Disease Prevention has shared content and funding for the Healthy Roads Media project. This site contains free audio, written and multimedia health education materials in a number of languages. For more information and resources follow the link to HealthyRoadsMedia.org

Refugee Health Information Network:
For additional resources providing multilingual health information including vaccination, influenza (H1N1) and other infectious and chronic disease information, follow the link to RHIN.org

 

Last Updated: 02-11-2014

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