Refugee Health Assessments

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Refugee Health Assessments and Vaccines for Adjustment of Status

Refugee Health Assessments and Vaccines for Adjustment of Status

Refugees resettled in Kentucky are eligible to receive a Refugee Health Assessment, a comprehensive, two-part exam specific to the needs of the refugee population. Refugee Health Assessments are provided by trained medical providers within the first 30 to 90 days after arrival in Kentucky. The purpose of the assessments is to ensure follow-up to any conditions identified during the overseas medical examination, to identify any conditions of public health concern, and to identify and treat health conditions that may adversely affect resettlement and early employment. The assessment includes presumptive parasitic treatment, immunizations, mental health screening and identification of disease pathology or impaired nutritional status. During the assessment, and throughout the resettlement process through cultural orientations, refugees receive health education to learn about the U.S. healthcare system including the importance of primary care, insurance, prescriptions, and levels of care. Adults and children receive adjustment of status vaccinations in line with ACIP recommendations.

Local health departments also provide various services to newly arrived refugees, which differ by location, in addition to latent tuberculosis treatment, which are provided to the general public.

Refugee Health Assessment and Immunization Partners

Louisville:

Family Health Centers – Americana

4805 Southside Dr, Louisville, KY 40214

University of Louisville School of Medicine — Global Health Initiative

550 South Jackson Street, 2nd Floor, Louisville, KY 40202

Home of the Innocents — Open Arms Clinic

1100 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40206

Lexington:

Bluegrass Community Health Center

1306 Versailles Rd #120, Lexington, KY 40504

Bowling Green:

Zip Clinic

2508 Scottsville Rd #104, Bowling Green, KY 42104

Barren River District Health Department

1109 State St, Bowling Green, KY 42101

Owensboro:

Green River District Health Department

1501 Breckenridge St, Owensboro, KY 42303

Audubon Area Community Care Clinic

819 East 9th Street, Owensboro, KY 42303

Covington:

Health Point Family Care

1401 Madison Ave, Covington, KY 41011

Refugee Health Surveillance

KOR has partnered with the University of Louisville, School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases (ULSM-ID) to develop a refugee health surveillance database utilizing REDCap, a secure and comprehensive health database. The development of this database was funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The database is comprised of information collected at health assessments, overseas medical information and immunizations. The surveillance program allows KOR to identify the health issues in newly arriving refugees and to better respond to those needs. Annual reports of the state of refugee health in Kentucky can be found here:

Kentucky Refugee Health-Annual Reports