Refugee Health

Refugee Health Webinar Series

VMS held a webinar series on Refugee health. The goal of this series was to provide information to health care professionals to better serve and support Vermont’s refugee communities. Content was framed with a health equity lens that promoted culturally and linguistically appropriate health care screenings, services, and supports.

Recorded Sessions

  • June 30, 2022 | "Cultural Considerations" presented by Tracy Dolan and Andrea Green, M.D.
  • July 14, 2022 | "Strengths and Challenges of Refugee Resettlement in VT" presented by Amila Merdzanovic and Joe Wiah
  • July 28, 2022 | "Domestic Health Assessment" presented by Andrea Green, M.D., 
  • August 11, 2022 | "Blood Lead Screening and Management in Newly Resettled Pediatric Refugees" presented by Matt Saia, M.D.
  • August 25, 2022 | "Medical Considerations in Providing Care to Adult Refugees" presented by Rochelle Paquette, FNP
  • September 1, 2022 | "Providing Catch Up Immunizations/Ongoing Pediatric Care" presented by Stan Weinberger, M.D
  • September 29, 2022 | "Using an Interpreter" presented by Cathy Kelley, LICSW and Stan Weinberger, M.D.
  • October 13, 2022 | "Mental Health of Refugees" presented by Saida Abdi and Karen Fondacaro
  • October 27, 2022 | "Social Work Considerations for New Americans" presented by Cathy Kelley, LICSW

Refugee Health Resources

Key Medical Resources

Additional Health Information

Mental Health Screening for Adults

Cultural Backgrounders

Educational Videos for Providers:

Additional helpful information

Translated Resource Materials: Dari and Pashto Translations

SAMHSA’s national coordinating offices on mental health.

Dari Translations

Pashto Translations

Resources for Refugees to the U.S.

Pashto versions

Dari versions

English versions








Varicella (Chickenpox)

Vaccine Information Statements (VIS)

Multi-Language Refugee Reproductive Health Network (ReproNet) Resources

Domestic Health Assessment for Newly Arriving Refugees in Vermont

  1. Newcomer Vaccinations: Newcomer Health ECHO, webinar slides
  2. Vaccine Coverage Calculator: World Health Organization
  3. CareRef demo Video
  4. CareRef: Guides clinicians through conducting a routine post-arrival medical screening of a newly arrived refugee to the U.S.