The MHA continues to compile relevant information for providing healthcare to Afghan refugees to help members prepare for the possibility of these individuals coming to Michigan. 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.
In addition to the resources and guidance the association recently provided to support members providing care to refugees, the following references may be useful.
- The United States Centers for Disease Control & Prevention has a set of health education resources translated into Dari, Farsi and Pashto.
- The United States Department of Health and Human Services released Health Recommendations and Considerations for Arrivals from Afghanistan, which contains guidance on medical exams and vaccinations at arrival.
- Potential resources for translation services include:
The MHA will keep members apprised as new guidance becomes available. Members seeking additional support or information are encouraged to contact Lauren LaPine at the MHA.