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Refugee Health

The Federal Refugee Act of 1980 created a uniform system of services for refugees resettled in the United States. As such, each newly arriving refugee is entitled to a comprehensive health screening within the first 30 days after arriving in the United States.

The Utah Refugee Health Program within the Utah Department of Health works alongside local and federal partners to ensure each newly arriving refugee to Utah receives a culturally and linguistically appropriate health screening. In addition, the program provides additional follow-up, mental health services, and health education.

About Refugees

Do you know how refugees are different than other immigrants? Do you understand the process of resettlement to the United States? How many refugees are resettled to Utah every year? Learn the answers to these questions and more information about refugees and global refugee statistics from the link below.

Information for the General Public

Interagency Partners

  • Other Local Agencies
    • Bear River Health Department
    • Refugee and Immigrant Center - Asian Association of Utah
    • Refugee Services Office
    • Salt Lake County Mayor's Office for New Americans
    • Summit Counseling
    • Utah Health and Human Rights
  • Federal Partners
    • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    • Office of Refugee Resettlement
  • Local Resettlement Agencies
    • Catholic Community Services
    • International Rescue Committee

Email List

The program supports an email list for community stakeholders involved with refugee health. The emails include information about refugee health-related updates, events, etc. To be added to the email list please email: You will receive a confirmation email when you have been added to the list.


The program sends out a quarterly newsletter in January, April, July, and October that includes information about refugee health-related meetings, arrivals information, program updates, community resources, and other helpful resources and updates. To receive the quarterly newsletters please email: You will receive a confirmation email when you have been added to the list of newsletter subscribers.

Additional Resources

Information for Refugees

Provider Resources

Health Provider Resources

Clinical Resources & Guidelines

Provider Listserv

The Society of Refugee Healthcare Providers has a listserv where refugee health stakeholders can communicate with each other about refugee health specific topics.

Statistics / Reports


Utah Department of Health
Bureau of Epidemiology
Fax: 801-538-9913
288 North 1460 West
PO Box 142104
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-2104

24-Hour Urgent Event & Disease Reporting

1-888-EPI-UTAH (374-8824)

Regular Business Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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