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.
Information for the General Public
- Refugee Mutual Assistance Association (MAA) Newsletter - July 2014
- Refugee Health Stakeholder Newsletter - July 2014
- Refugee Health Listserv
- Refugee Service Providers
- Utah Refugee Health Program Manual