Minnesota Department of Health Refugee Health Resources

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The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Mission Statement: Minnesota’s public health system is known as one of the best in the nation. It is built upon a strong partnership between the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), local public health agencies, tribal governments and a range of other organizations. The department’s mission is to protect, maintain and improve the health of all Minnesotans.

The MDH is a leader in providing accessible healthcare and health education resources to all Minnesotans. Their website includes a large Refugee Health section which contains a wide variety of resources that can be utilized to provide information and classroom resources for both students and teachers. Resources are targeted towards refugees living in Minnesota, but many of them are also applicable to refugees living throughout the United States.

Website Highlights:

English Language Learners (ELL) Health Curriculum: These health lessons are designed for intermediate to advanced adult English language learning. They were developed in collaboration with ELL instructors. Each lesson includes teacher notes, a quiz for pre- and post-assessment, and a student survey. http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/refugee/ell/index.html

Refugee Health Homepage: Minnesota's Refugee Health Program partners with local health departments, private health care providers, and community organizations to offer each new refugee arrival a comprehensive screening examination, appropriate follow-up or referral, and community-based health education. http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/refugee/index.html

Refugee Health Provider Resources: Multilingual health education materials and resources for refugees; includes Minnesota-specific as well as national resources. http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/refugee/hcp/index.html

Refugee Topics: Resources on a variety of topics related to refugee health in Minnesota, including national and international resources. http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/refugee/topics/index.html




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