Domestic Refugee Health Screening Models and Clinical Guidelines

October 26, 2011

This webinar will focus on discussing initial screening guidelines for newly arrived refugees and models for public health screening. It is targeted towards clinicians, primary care providers, and refugee health coordinators.


William Stauffer, M.D., M.S.P.H.

University of Minnesota Medical School

Paul L. Geltman, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor at the Harvard Medical School
Medical Director, Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Refugee and Immigrant Health Program

Webinar Resources

  • Slides – PDF [3.94 MB]
  • Transcript – PDF [83 KB]
  • Audience Question & Answers – PDF [148 KB]

Additional Resources

CDC Guidelines for Pre-Departure and Post-Arrival Medical Screening and Treatment of U.S.-Bound Refugees
These guidelines were developed by CDC for health care providers who may see refugees at any point during the resettlement process.  The guidelines aim to: promote and improve the health of the refugee, prevent disease, and familiarize refugees with the U.S. health care system.

CDC Guidelines for the U.S. Domestic Medical Examination for Newly Arriving Refugees
These guidelines were developed by CDC to assist State public health departments and medical professionals/clinicians in determining the best tests to perform based on evidence during routine post-arrival medical screening of refugees.

UMN/CDC Online Global Health Course, Lecture Library, and Videos
This University of Minnesota (UMN) Department of Medicine website features the UMN/CDC online global health training course, an open-access lecture library, and four videos from the Immigrant Medicine Program.