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Tip Sheet: The ACA and Refugee Health – Expanding Health Insurance Coverage for Refugee Children, Families and Young Adults

Author(s): Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center (RHTAC)
Date: September 12, 2012
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Health
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing, Healthcare
As part of an ongoing effort to prepare refugee-serving providers and refugees for full implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2014, the Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center (RHTAC) developed this brief. It is available in English, Arabic, Burmese and Nepali.

Tip Sheet: Refugees from Burma: Considerations for Health Providers

Author(s): Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center (RHTAC)
Date: September 1, 2012
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Cultural Awareness, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing, Country Guides, Domestic Violence
Designed for health care professionals and others helping new refugee arrivals adjust to their resettlement communities, this health profile provides basic information about refugees from Burma, their health experiences, and cultural beliefs that may influence their approach to health. This resource was produced by the Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center (RHTAC) in collaboration with the …

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Archived Webinar: Making CLAS Happen

Author(s): Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center (RHTAC)
Date: June 20, 2012
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Healthcare
Making CLAS Happen from Refugee Health TA. This webinar, that took place on June 18, 2012, introduces clinical providers, health care administrators and social service providers to the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) standards, issued in 2001 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Minority Health. There is a specific …

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Tip Sheet: Tips and Strategies for Culturally Sensitive Care

Author(s): Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center (RHTAC)
Date: May 16, 2012
Topic(s): Case Management, Cultural Awareness, Health
Subtopic(s): Healthcare, Interpretation, Sexual and Reproductive Health
This resource offers tips and strategies to promote culturally sensitive care in refugee women’s health. Topics include language, access to care, issues of gender, respect of modesty, cultural/traditional practices and religious observances, fasting for Ramadan during pregnancy, anticipatory guidance, and coordination of care and case management.
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Tool or Template: Script – Health Care Provider’s Introduction for Working with Telephone/Remote Interpreters

Author(s): Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center (RHTAC)
Date: December 12, 2011
Topic(s): Case Management, Digital Inclusion, Health
Subtopic(s): Interpretation
This tool is a scripted introduction for working with telephone/remote interpreters. It can be led by the health care provider via the telephone interpreter. The inclusion of an introduction in all interpreted encounters aims to put limited English proficient (LEP) clients at ease and create a situation in which all parties are clear about the …

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Archived Webinar: Clinical Care for Refugees with HIV Infection

Author(s): Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center (RHTAC)
Date: November 20, 2011
Topic(s):
Subtopic(s): HIV
This webinar reviewed the principles of screening for HIV infection and refugees and immigrants coming to the U.S. to increase awareness of potential issues that impact the care of HIV positive immigrants, including refugees and asylum seekers. It also discussed strategies for successful engagement in medical care and treatment of HIV positive refugees, asylum seekers, …

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Archived Webinar: HIV and Resettled Refugees

Author(s): Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center (RHTAC)
Date: June 23, 2011
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): HIV
This webinar discussed the removal of the HIV ban, federal and state resources, partnerships in serving refugees, principles of confidentiality, and where to call when help is needed. Webinar slides and a resource list are available for download. Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center (RHTAC) would like to acknowledge staff from the U.S. Office of Refugee …

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Toolkit: Maya Health Toolkit for Medical Providers

Author(s): Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS)
Date: May 12, 2011
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): Healthcare
This toolkit aims to identify the major healthcare barriers between Maya and medical professionals, and to create a variety of resources to bridge gaps in communication. Section 1 of the toolkit gives an overview of the vision, objectives, and methodology, and explains in some detail why a toolkit is needed for the Maya. Section 2 …

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Tip Sheet: Multi-Language Seasonal Flu Factsheets

Author(s): U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Date: January 28, 2011
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): Flu
These multi-lingual fact sheets are designed to improve knowledge of seasonal influenza (flu). All four documents are tailored for populations with low literacy by using minimal text and visual cues to portray seasonal flu information. These factsheets were developed as a result of focus groups and educational sessions conducted with refugees in their native languages. …

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Guide: Guidelines for Working with Interpreters for Counseling & Health Care Staff Working with Refugees

Author(s): NSW Refugee Health Service, STARTTS
Date: January 1, 2011
Topic(s): Case Management, Health
Subtopic(s): Interpretation
Interpreters are a vital part of providing quality health care for refugees. This guide was designed to provide a helpful overview of things to consider when working with interpreters, tips and approaches to use, and further resources