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Refugee Health

The Office of Global Health Affairs (OGHA) coordinates refugee health policies and activities across the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in addition to working with other federal and international agencies that are involved with refugee issues. On a local level, OGHA assists state governments with programs concerning the health assessment and care of refugees resettling throughout the United States.


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Health Briefings for Refugee Populations

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U.S. Government Partners

  • Office of Refugee Resettlement (U.S. Administration for Children and Families)
    Read about the office's mission and projects to aid refugees resettling in the United States.
  • International Emergency and Refugee Health Branch (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
    News, publications, and other information related to CDC’s work with refugees involved in disaster or emergency situations.
  • Immigrant, Refugee, and Migrant Health (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
    CDC's efforts to improve the health of refugees in specific areas across the globe.
  • Refugee Mental Health Program (U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
    The program provides refugee mental health consultation and technical assistance to federal, state, and local agencies.
  • Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (U.S. Department of State)
    The bureau's role is to assist refugees to permanently resettle in the U.S.; it also administers U.S. refugee assistance and admissions programs.
  • Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (U.S. Agency for International Development)
    This USAID office coordinates assistance for refugees displaced by emergencies, such as civil conflicts or acts of terrorism.

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Global Organizations

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Last revised: June 03, 2008