Refugee Health Screener–15


Refugee Health Screener–15


The Refugee Health Screener–15 (RHS-15) was developed in a community public health setting to be an efficient and effective way to sensitively detect the range of emotional distress common across refugee groups.

This tool provides the English version of the RHS-15 and is for informational purposes only. Bilingual versions of the RHS-15 have been translated by professional translations and with the participation of the community so that each question is asked correctly according to language and culture. It is currently available in Arabic, Burmese, Karen, Russian, and Nepali (Bhutanese) and will soon be available in Somali and Spanish. These versions can be obtained by contacting the developer.


Lutheran Community Services Northwest; Asian Counseling and Referral Service; Public Health Seattle & King County; Michael Hollifield, MD

Funding Sources:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Boeing Employee Community Fund; Seattle Foundation; Medina Foundation; United Way of King County


Release Date: 2011
Original Summary: July 2013
Last Updated: 08/14/13

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