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.
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
- 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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.com. You will receive a confirmation email when you have been added to the list of newsletter subscribers.
Information for Refugees
- Emergency Preparedness and Response - UDOH
- Multilingual Library - Office of Health Disparities
- Health Reach
- Medline Plus
- Healthy Living Toolkit and Food / Nutrition Handouts
- Healthy Roads Media
Health Provider Resources
- Resource Guide
- Screening Form
- Screening Provider Resource Guide
- Tuberculosis Treatment Information
Clinical Resources & Guidelines
- (CDC) Immigrant and Refugee Health
- (CDC) Guidelines Medical Examination Guidelines for Newly Arriving Refugees