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Refugee Health

The Federal Refugee Act of 1980 created a uniform system of services for refugees resettled in the United States. As such, each newly arriving refugee is entitled to a comprehensive health exam within the first 30 days after arriving in the United States. The primary goal of the program is to offer culturally appropriate health screening, education, and referrals to all newly arriving refugees in the state of Utah. The Refugee Health Program within the Utah Department of Health works alongside resettlement agencies, local providers, Department of Workforce Services (DWS), the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), and community based organizations to foster community health partnerships with those serving refugee populations. By coordinating activities between refugee service providers, the Utah Refugee Health Program facilitates and promotes health programs that are culturally and linguistically appropriate.

African women seek help in Somalia

African women seek help in Somalia

Refugee Health Meetings

  • Advisory Committee Meeting:
  • Date: November 18, 2015
  • Time:12:30-2:00pm
  • Location:Utah Department of Health, 288 N. 1460 W., SLC
  • Mental Health Subcommittee Meeting:
  • Date: November 12, 2015
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Location: LDS Hospital Education Center

Medical Interpreter Training - "Bridging the Gap"


Utah Department of Health
Bureau of Epidemiology
Fax: 801-538-9913
288 North 1460 West
PO Box 142104
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-2104

24-Hour Urgent Event & Disease Reporting

1-888-EPI-UTAH (374-8824)

Regular Business Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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