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Refugee Health Provider Resources

If you are a healthcare provider serving refugees, the resources below may help you in your work.

Bridging the Gap Medical Interpreter Training

Bridging the Gap (BTG) is a 64-hour professional development program that prepares bilingual individuals to work as medical interpreters. BTG is used to train both novice and experienced medical interpreters and is the first step towards national certification. Both accredited national certifying bodies, the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI) and the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI), accept BTG.

Click here for detailed information.

Trainings

The North America Refugee Health Conference is recognized as the premier conference for those who work with refugee populations. Conference is held every year in Toronto, Canada or Rochester, New York. The links are below.

This online course is made up of 7 modules. Individuals can register for the entire course of for one or more individual modules.

Course content is updated annually and each module includes recorded lectures, downloadable presentation slides, pre- and post-tests, knowledge quizzes, plus optional bonus materials and case studies. Each of the 7-course modules is eligible for the American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award (RPA) Category 1 Credit and Continuing Education Units.

Modules

  • Introduction to Health Care for Immigrant and Refugee Populations
  • Disaster Response and Clinical Medicine in Resource-limited Settings
  • Public Health and Non-communicable Disease in Developing Countries
  • Parasitic Infections
  • Bacterial, Mycobacterial and Fungal Infections
  • Viral Infections
  • Travel Medicine

 

Conferences

North American Refugee Health Conference

The North America Refugee Health Conference is recognized as the premier conference for those who work with refugee populations. The conference is held every year in Toronto, Canada or Rochester, New York. See links below for details.

Contact

Utah Department of Health
Bureau of Epidemiology
801-538-6191
Fax: 801-538-9913
Email: epi@utah.gov
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)
 

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