Refugee Health

Refugee Health Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Refugees flee their homelands for many reasons, including violent conflicts, political or religious persecution, and famine. Refugees who settle in the United States often have disproportionate physical and/or mental health problems due to past traumatic experiences, refugee camp conditions, lack of access to health care, and economic hardships.

The featured Innovations describe three programs that enable refugees to receive health care and social and rehabilitative services that are culturally competent.

The featured QualityTools describe three toolkits that providers can use to educate refugees about lead poisoning prevention in children, nutrition, and healthy living.

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