While refugees are guaranteed access to health care upon their arrival into the United States, communities have long struggled to provide appropriate and culturally relevant care. There is a lack of high-quality health information materials in the wide variety of needed languages. The Refugee Health Information Network (RHIN) strives to solve this problem by creating an online repository of peer-reviewed health information materials. RHIN will hold a two-day symposium of state refugee health coordinators at the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland, in order to: (1) expand the collection of available materials; (2) establish best practices for materials development; (3) address emerging issues for refugees and their host communities; and (4) bring State Refugee Health Coordinators together for the first time.
Amount Awarded $42,313.00
Awarded on: 5/6/2008
Time frame: 5/1/2008 - 12/31/2008
Grant Number: 64391