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E-learning: Caring for Newly Arrived Afghans

Author(s): University of Minnesota
Date: November 19, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Developed by the Global Medicine at the University of Minnesota, this free four-hour course, composed of recorded lectures and interactive lessons, helps prepare providers to serve newly arrived Afghans. It covers topics ranging from Operation: Allies Welcome (OAW) to Afghan cultural background, to general and skin medical exams, to mental health care, to clinical observations …

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Tip Sheet: Get the Facts: Vaccines for Children and Youth

Author(s): National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM)
Date: November 5, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
This tip sheet provides information about vaccines for children and youth including their safety and efficacy. It is available in 37 languages and there is also a customizable version available. 

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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Archived Webinar: COVID-19 – Where We are and the Path Ahead for Staff and Patients

Author(s): Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)
Date: October 25, 2021
Topic(s): Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): COVID-19, Self-care and Staff Care
COVID-19 and the Delta Variant have caused significant stress, trauma, death, and grief globally at a level not seen in 100 years. No populations have been spared, but health care and humanitarian workers have been impacted disproportionately. While caring for patients/clients, health care workers have often been at risk of catching COVID-19, and risked bringing …

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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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Archived Webinar: Best Practices for COVID-19 Prevention and Mitigation Among Afghan Communities

Author(s): National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM)
Date: October 20, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
Afghan newcomers and other immigrants deserve equitable healthcare access and education, and that includes COVID-19 prevention and mitigation. This webinar, hosted by NRC-RIM, discussed how the Afghan Health Initiative, Washington State Department of Health, and clinicians serving refugee and immigrant communities have worked with community leaders to overcome challenges, build on community strengths, and improve …

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Video: Vaccine Hesitancy

Author(s): U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Date: October 13, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
This video explains required vaccinations for new arrivals to the U.S., including Afghan evacuees. 

Archived Webinar: Creating a Welcoming and Healing Environment for Newly Arriving Afghan Children and Families

Author(s): University of Minnesota
Date: October 5, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Cultural Awareness, Health
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
This webinar, presented by the University of Minnesota, includes four sections including: health literacy and cultural competence; reflections and perspectives; coming with funds of knowledge; and from trauma to resilience. 
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Archived Webinar: Afghan Culture and Health Screening Considerations

Author(s): Center of Excellence in Newcomer Health
Date: October 4, 2021
Topic(s): Health
Hosted by the Center of Excellence in Newcomer Health on October 4, 2021, this webinar reviewed key considerations for health screening among newly arrived Afghan clients. Learning Objectives Understand the potential entry pathways and immigration standings of Afghan arrivals, including their impact on medical care/access List three required or recommended components of medical screening/care for …

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Blog Post: What Federal Benefits and Services are Available to Afghan Parolees?

Date: September 20, 2021
Topic(s): Case Management, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Employment, Health
Subtopic(s): Food Security and Nutrition
There are several programs in which Afghan parolees may participate (along with refugees, asylees, and other Office of Refugee Resettlement-eligible populations).