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Service providers are crucial in helping newcomers understand and navigate their new environment. This role includes providing critical health information to keep clients and their families safe. This blog post from the National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM) provides guidance and resources for service providers on influenza (flu), respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), […]

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Navigating the U.S. health care system can be challenging. In this post, we share ideas about how service providers can help prepare newcomer clients for their initial medical appointments.   What do clients need to know? Prior to their initial medical appointments, service providers should review with clients how the U.S. health care system works and […]

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Organizations in various fields have service providers who specialize in health case management. In this post, we focus on health case management specifically in the resettlement context. We describe the role of resettlement service providers acting as health case managers, as well as important limitations on their scope.   How is health case management different […]

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This August marks the two-year anniversary of the Taliban’s return to power in Afghanistan. During this two-year period, the United States has welcomed over 90,000 Afghan evacuees through Operation Allies Welcome. Since 2021, resettlement agencies, state agencies, and community-based organizations have worked tirelessly to support Afghan newcomers’ integration into local communities. As the process of […]

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In a previous post, we shared the Society of Refugee Healthcare Provider’s directory of healthcare providers who serve refugees and immigrants. In this post, we share more details about how organizations can create their own directory tailored for their location and clients’ needs.   What is this directory used for? A health care provider directory is […]

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The Center of Excellence for Newcomer Health has named lead poisoning as a priority health condition for Afghan newcomers, particularly infants, children, and women of reproductive age. The Lead Poisoning Collection includes practical resources to support organizations and individuals working to prevent and address lead exposure and poisoning among Afghan newcomers, including translated print materials, social media assets, text […]

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The Center of Excellence for Newcomer Health has named lead poisoning as a priority health condition for Afghan newcomers, particularly infants, children, and women of reproductive age. The Lead Poisoning Collection includes practical resources to support organizations and individuals working to prevent and address lead exposure and poisoning among Afghan newcomers, including translated print materials, social […]

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Over the last 40 years, the U.S. has admitted between 22,000 and 230,000 refugees annually. While refugees and immigrants arrive with rich cultural food traditions, many of which are health-promoting, they can erode over time, resulting in diet-related disease rates similar to those of U.S.-born populations. Structural inequalities, transit limitations, and a lack of affordable, […]

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This resource about water safety will help service providers become more knowledgeable so they can educate clients about these topics. These flyers can be given to clients to introduce or reinforce the safety guidance. They are available in 10 languages: Arabic, Dari, English, French, Kinyarwanda, Pashto, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, and Ukrainian. 

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Many newly arriving refugees and humanitarian parolees are about to experience their first summer in the United States. Depending on where they have settled, they may find themselves in an unfamiliar weather environment with new summer activities available to them. These new environments may include exposure to extreme and prolonged heat, different UV indexes, and […]