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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 […]

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 […]

This brochure, created by the Multilingual Health Education Alliance (M-HEAL) in collaboration with the Afghan Working Group and NRC-RIM, provides valuable information on vaccines for parents. It also includes a checklist for parents to track their children’s vaccinations. This resource is a part of a toolkit that can be found here.

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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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The frontline and management staff of organizations serving refugees and newcomers play an essential role in promoting health and wellness for clients, staff, and volunteers. This guide introduces resettlement staff to selected public health reportable conditions that are highly relevant to their work. The content was created by Switchboard in partnership with the Society of […]

This video tutorial, developed by Refugee Welcome Collective, provides an overview of Medicaid, who is eligible, what Medicaid helps pay for, and guidance on how to apply. This video is provided in Swahili, Spanish, Pashto, Dari, Burmese, and Arabic.