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Podcast: Public Service Announcement – How To Wear a Mask

Author(s): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Date: December 4, 2020
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
This 30-second audio public service announcement (PSA) covers the following information:  “Wearing a mask helps prevent the spread of COVID-19. Wear your mask correctly: Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before putting on your mask. Holding the ear loops or ties, make sure the mask covers your nose and …

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Promising Practice: COVID-19 Automated Call System

Author(s): Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
Date: November 20, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Health, Safety
Subtopic(s): COVID-19, Emergency Preparedness
The International Institute of Metropolitan St. Louis (IISTL) in Missouri, MN recognized a need to provide state and local COVID-19 information to their clients in eight common languages that were not already available. They repurposed their automated call system to share pre-recorded messages with clients in their primary language and engaged both local and state …

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Poster: Help Protect Yourself and Others in Public Settings

Author(s): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Date: October 21, 2020
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
This multi-lingual poster is a resource for public settings and public transportation encouraging social distancing and wearing masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. English Arabic Cape Verdean Creole Chinese (Simplified) French Haitian Creole Hmong Khmer Kinyarwanda Lao Marshallese Portuguese Spanish Swahili

Tip Sheet: 10 Things You Can Do to Manage Your COVID-19 Symptoms at Home

Author(s): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Date: September 20, 2020
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
This fact sheet provides information on what to did if you have possible or confirmed COVID-19. Available in Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, Dari, English, Farsi, French, Haitian-Creole, Hmong, Karen, Kinyarwanda,  Korean, Lao, Nepali, Pashto, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Tigrinya, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.
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Archived Webinar: Advancing the Response to COVID-19: Sharing Promising Programs and Practices for Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities

Author(s): Office of Minority Health
Date: September 17, 2020
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
On September 17, 2020, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) hosted a virtual symposium to highlight state, tribal, territorial and community-based efforts to address COVID-19 among racial and ethnic minority and American Indian and Alaska Native populations. The Advancing the Response to COVID-19: Sharing Promising Programs and Practices for Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities …

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Evidence Summary: What is the evidence for strengths-based and trauma-informed approaches?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 15, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
Strengths-based and trauma-informed approaches are widely endorsed in refugee resettlement programs. The purpose of this summary is to assess the state of the evidence regarding the effectiveness of these approaches with refugee populations. Specifically, the following questions are addressed: What are the impacts of strengths-based and trauma-informed approaches with refugees? What is the strength of …

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Archived Webinar: Cultural Competence in Refugee Service Settings: What Does the Research Tell Us?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 10, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Cultural Awareness, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Hosted on September 10, 2020, this webinar was facilitated by Ling San Lau, Senior Program Officer, Program on Forced Migration and Health at Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health. Webinar panelists included Isabelle Darling, Clinical Lead Mental Health Consultant at the National Partnership for Community Training; Meheria Habibi, Senior Program Officer at the International …

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Guide: Cultural Competence in Refugee Service Settings: Guidance for Service Providers Based on a Scoping Review of the Literature

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: September 8, 2020
Topic(s): Case Management, Cultural Awareness, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Refugees have unique strengths and needs related to their cultural backgrounds and experiences of forced displacement and resettlement. Refugee service providers must demonstrate cultural competence to effectively serve clients, but this is often complicated by unclear definitions and a lack of practical guidance. This guide highlights key culturally competent approaches in refugee service settings, based …

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Evidence Summary: What is the impact of peer support groups on refugees’ mental health?

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: August 19, 2020
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Behavioral Healthcare
This evidence summary aims to assess the impact of peer support groups on resettled refugees’ mental health. The intended audience is U.S. refugee service providers and other interested stakeholders. This evidence summary seeks to answer the following questions: What is the status of evidence about the effectiveness of peer support groups among refugees? What is …

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Video: How to Protect Yourself from COVID-19

Author(s): Church World Service (CWS)
Date: August 14, 2020
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
These short informational videos on COVID-19, produced by Church World Service, are recorded by medical professionals and community experts. They range from three to fifteen minutes long, with some languages having additional shorter versions. The following videos are available: Arabic  Arabic – short version Burmese English French Farsi (Dari) Kinyarwanda Nepalese Rohingya Somali Spanish Swahili Swahili …

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