Services and Resources for Health Providers

Virginia Newcomer Health Program Manual

Newcomer Health Forms:


CDC Guidelines for U.S. Domestic Medical Examination for Newly Arriving Refugees:

These 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. They are intended as recommendations rather than as mandates.

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, click here.

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, click here.

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, click here.

Refugee Health Information Network:

For additional resources providing multilingual health information including vaccination, influenza (H1N1) and other infectious and chronic disease information, click here.

CDC resources in languages other than English:

For CDC multi-lingual resource page that contains health education content in languages other than English, click here.

Other Resources:

♦ The Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE), a technical assistance program, connects and supports refugee resettlement staff globally to deliver effective Cultural Orientation which helps refugees and Special Immigrant Visa holders achieve self-sufficiency in the United States.

Through CORE, Cultural Orientation providers can:

  • Participate in online and in-person learning opportunities
  • Download resources to deliver Cultural Orientation
  • Utilize refugee resources in multiple languages and multimedia formats

CORE is funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), and administered by the International Rescue Committee. For more information on CORE, please click here.

♦ CORE, Cultural Backgrounder: Afghanistan

♦ Switchboard, a one-stop resource hub for refugee service providers in the United States. Learn more →

♦ The International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) organizes law students and lawyers to develop and enforce a set of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced persons. Mobilizing direct legal aid, litigation, and systemic advocacy, IRAP serves the world’s most persecuted individuals and empowers the next generation of human rights leaders.

♦ Virginia Association Of Free And Charitable Clinics, VAFCC.

♦ COVID-19 in Newly Resettled Refugee Populations, Learn more →

♦ NRC-RIM, COVID-19 Resources for Afghan New Arrivals.

♦ Afghan Evacuees Health Resources, GLOBAL MEDICINE.

♦ USAHello, Afghan Resource Center.

♦ CLINIC, Guide to Client Documentation and Benefits for Afghan Parolees.

♦ Afghan Medical Cultural Competencies for Healthcare Providers Webinar slides and Recording.