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Guide: Tuberculosis Cultural Quick Reference Guide: Afghanistan

Author(s): University of Florida
Date: November 1, 2021
Topic(s): Cultural Awareness, Health
Subtopic(s): Country Guides, Tuberculosis
This two-page Cultural Quick Reference Guide for Afghanistan supports the provider-client relationship by giving country-specific information on cultural norms, health practices, and courtesies to observe to enhance communication. Languages and literacy, personal greetings, naming conventions, and non-verbal signals are included. Facts about tuberculosis (TB) in country with details on stigma, traditional beliefs and remedies used …

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Guide: Health Coverage Options for Afghan Evacuees

Author(s): U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Date: November 1, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): Healthcare
Afghan evacuees arriving in the United States will be eligible for health coverage through Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the Health Insurance Marketplace, or refugee medical assistance (RMA or other health coverage provided by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)). RMA is provided through the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and administered …

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Guide: Information Sheet for Afghan Parolees Departing Safe Havens

Author(s): U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Date: October 25, 2021
Topic(s): Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Humanitarian Parole
This fact sheet, from USCIS, includes information on how to maintain parole, long term legal status options, working in the U.S. and more. It is available in Dari, English, and Pashto and there is an additional attachment for SIV holders. 
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Guide: Brief Overview for Clinicians Caring for Afghan New Arrivals

Author(s): Center of Excellence in Newcomer Health
Date: October 22, 2021
Topic(s): Health
This brief guide is designed for health care providers supporting Afghan newcomers. It covers topics such as: proper use of a medical interpreter, potential health conditions, prior health screening, and access to care. Additional resources and references are also included. Contributors include members of the Minnesota Department of Health Center of Excellence in Newcomer Health’s …

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Guide: Client Documentation and Benefits for Afghan Parolees

Author(s): CLINIC
Date: October 13, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Immigration Legal Needs
Subtopic(s): Case Documentation, Humanitarian Parole, Program Eligibility
This guide, co-published by CLINIC and Migration Refugee Services, provides information and samples of the type of documents that Afghan parolees may be issued by DHS. It explains what resettlement agencies should look for when determining an Afghan parolee’s eligibility for resettlement benefits as well what immigration practitioner should look for when determining an Afghan …

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Guide: Psychological First Aid (PFA) for Displaced Children and Families

Author(s): National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Date: October 7, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
Psychological First Aid (PFA) for Displaced Children and Families is an evidence-informed flexible approach to assist displaced children and families immediately after arriving in the US. This approach includes a set of tools to assist staff in supporting displaced children and families through early transitions. Because each child and family comes with their own experiences …

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Guide: Benefits for Afghan Humanitarian Parolees

Author(s): Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
Date: October 1, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management
Subtopic(s): Program Eligibility
This information guide from the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) answers questions about Afghan parolee benefits and services. Questions answered include: Who are Afghans with humanitarian parole (AHPs)? What benefits, programs, and services are Afghan humanitarian parolees eligible for? Where and when should AHPs apply for benefits? What documents are necessary to receive ORR benefits?
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Guide: Benefits for Cuban/Haitian Entrants

Date: September 27, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management
Subtopic(s): Program Eligibility
This information guide from the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) answers questions about Cuban/Haitian Entrant benefits and services. Questions answered include: Who may qualify as a Cuban/Haitian entrant? Where do I sign up for ORR benefits/services to qualify as a Cuban/Haitian Entrant? When should I sign up for benefits? What should I bring with me? …

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Guide: Questions and Answers About Tuberculosis

Author(s): U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Date: September 13, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): Tuberculosis
Questions and Answers About Tuberculosis (TB) provides information on the diagnosis and treatment of TB infection and TB disease. Key audiences for this booklet are people with or at risk for TB; people who may have been exposed to someone with TB; people who provide services for those at high risk for TB, such as …

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Guide: Fact Sheet on Operation Allies Welcome (OAW)

Author(s): U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Date: September 3, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Immigration Legal Needs
On August 29, 2021, President Biden directed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to lead implementation of ongoing efforts across the federal government to support vulnerable Afghans, including those who worked alongside us in Afghanistan for the past two decades, as they safely resettle in the United States. These coordinated efforts are known as Operation …

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