Refugees and Public Health

There is currently considerable focus on refugee settlement and public health. Canada is one of the leading welcoming countries for refugees from around the world. With the current influx of Syrian refugees to Canada, the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease (NCCID) is embarking on new knowledge translation to bring current evidence and information to public health practitioners and policy makers.

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Resources

  • Quick Summary: Screening and Vaccination Guide for Refugee and Immigrant Health
    In 2011, the Canadian Medical Association Journal published detailed evidence-based clinical guidelines for immigrants and refugees as a gold standard for clinical and public health practitioners in Canada. NCCID has designed a summarized version as a quick review tool for clinicians. These guidelines, which can help public health stakeholders with planning and program development, provide information on comprehensive screening protocols, culturally appropriate services, and clinical recommendations for infectious diseases including vaccine-preventable illness.
  • Webinar | Data Management/Coordination and Refugee Health
    November 16, 2016 presentation about one Ontario city’s recent experience with data management/coordination. The City of Hamilton Public Health Services team was responsible for creating a strategy on the fly, working with several agencies to collect, collate and share such basic data as the names, ages, sex and location/address of refugees, but also vaccination status, health assessment status and dental screening results. Archived copies available upon request.
  • Webinar | Refugee Oral Health: Interim Federal Health Plan Coverage
    In this October 2016 presentation, our two presenters delved into refugee oral health, both in children and adults, with key findings from Manitoba and Saskatchewan.


List of Major Organizations & Key Links for Refugee Health: