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This checklist, created in partnership with the Society of Refugee Healthcare Providers, aims to guide conversations between case managers and clients to help newcomer parents prepare for the pre- and post-natal (postpartum) periods of pregnancy in the U.S. Even if someone has experienced pregnancy in another country, understanding the expectations, resources, and cultural norms specific […]

This resource, created in partnership with the Society of Refugee Healthcare Providers, is for service providers to reference with newcomers who will be giving birth in the U.S. Service providers should encourage clients to pack their hospital bag a few weeks prior to their due date, to ensure they have the supplies they need ready […]

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This research summary describes the state of available evidence regarding the impacts of interventions with newcomers with a disability or chronic illness. The summary highlights that cultural adaptations and connections can significantly benefit newcomers with chronic illnesses by improving self-efficacy, health knowledge, and access to healthcare. Studies on community health navigators and cultural case workers […]

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This evidence summary summarizes the state of available evidence on the impacts of interventions targeting the reduction of adverse mental health symptoms in expectant or new mothers. This summary includes interventions that are either directly impacting the mothers or aiming to increase rates of screening by medical providers.

Newcomers may experience multiple issues accessing health care, including transportation, interpretation, competing demands, insurance, and barriers to follow-up care. While these issues are often systemic and rooted in inequities, and there are no perfect solutions, there are several ways service providers can support clients in overcoming barriers and advocating for their health. This guide, created […]

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Hosted on February 26, 2024, the training was delivered by Dr. Elizabeth Dawson-Hahn, MD, MPH, an Attending Physician at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Children represent approximately 40% of all refugees globally, and about 10–15% of refugee children have significant medical conditions. Resettlement best practices for supporting children across the migration continuum—while the child is […]

Service providers (such as resettlement agencies and community-based organizations) and primary health care providers (clinicians) both have the best interests of clients’ health in mind. But demanding caseloads and lack of clarity around roles can make collaboration difficult. This guide, created by Switchboard in partnership with the Society of Refugee Healthcare Providers, highlights tips from […]

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These videos, created by the Multilingual Health Education Alliance (M-HEAL) in collaboration with the Congolese Working Group and NRC-RIM, provides information on safe vaccinations. It is available in Swahili (Congolese) and Kinyarwanda. This resource is a part of a toolkit that can be found here.

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This info sheet, created by the Multilingual Health Education Alliance (M-HEAL) in collaboration with the Afghan Working Group and NRC-RIM, provides information on the process of developing a safe vaccination. This resource is a part of a toolkit that can be found here.

These vaccination schedules, created by the Multilingual Health Education Alliance (M-HEAL) in collaboration with the Afghan Working Group and NRC-RIM, provide parents with a resource to track their child’s vaccinations. There are two available schedules for ages 0-6 and 7-18. This resource is a part of a toolkit that can be found here.