To help members prepare for the potential influx of Afghan refugees to Michigan and neighboring states, the MHA is compiling relevant information for providing healthcare to these individuals. Through its national healthcare networks, the MHA has learned of 13,000 refugees who have been placed in Wisconsin and the potential for 1,300 coming to Michigan.
Minimal guidance has been released at the federal level to date. The MHA will keep members apprised as new guidance becomes available. Current guidance and resources include:
- Health Coverage Options for Afghan Evacuees (medicaid.gov).
- HAN Archive – 00452 | Health Alert Network (HAN) (cdc.gov).
- Mayo Clinic buildings across the institution were lighted yellow as a sign of welcome and hospitality for incoming refugees from Afghanistan. – Stories.
- WHA – WHA Joins Local Hospital Leaders for Fort McCoy Army and State Dept Medical Roundtable.
Members seeking additional support or information are encouraged to contact Lauren LaPine at the MHA.