Current Refugee Health Promotion Programs
Domestic Violence Advocacy Program-
Supports refugee victims of domestic violence, identified by resettlement agencies or self-referred, with a comprehensive support program. The victims of domestic violence receive a treatment plan, information and education on a variety of topics related to domestic violence, and ongoing case management services to include referrals and service coordination with a variety of community resources such as healthcare, transportation, employment, childcare, education, substance abuse counseling, nutritional counseling, ESL classes, interpretation/translation, driver's education, and other social services.
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Food as Medicine/Preventive Produce & Tutoring Program-
Addresses over- and under-nutrition in the region, particularly with groups who are vulnerable and at-risk for chronic disease or other nutrition-related illnesses. It has built strong partnerships between clinics and local farmers' markets, community gardens, and service providers programs to connect underserved members of the community with healthy produce and provide culturally-relevant nutrition education.
Penn State Hershey
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC)
200 North 3rd Street, 8th floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Refugee Diabetes Self Management Educational Classes-
Delivers American Diabetes Association (ADA) Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) classes enhanced with culturally informed engagement and experiential learning. Classes specific to cultural norms of the patients have the potential of resulting in better control of diabetes in a shorter amount of time, with less complications and comorbidities for the patient.
Multicultural Health Evaluation Delivery Systems (MHEDS)
2928 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16508
Phone: (814) 453-6229
Community Support Groups-
Focuses on three primary domains: mental health screening with the Refugee Health Screener RHS-15, client centered interventions and evaluation and dissemination. Activities are provided to Nationalities Services Center's eligible populations including refugees, asylees, survivors of torture, certified victims of trafficking and others. With over 5,000 individuals from more than 120 countries coming through the doors each year, many have experienced trauma, hardship, and loss, and that opportunities for healing and connection are critical to overall health and to rebuilding a successful life in the U.S.
Nationalities Services Center
Arch Street, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Promoting Healthcare Navigation Skills Among Recently-arrived Refugee Parents-
Provides a nurse affiliated with the Refugee Health Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to meet with newly-arrived refugee families. This individual provides individualized coaching to refugee parents to support them in developing healthcare navigation skills. The goal of the program is for parents to develop greater self-sufficiency accessing healthcare for their children.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Mural Arts, Southeast by Southeast-
Mural Arts will offer regular family-focused workshops at The Exchange alongside intermittent workshops at Southeast by Southeast, Mural Arts’ Porchlight Department established refugee hub space in Southeast Philly. These “family” sessions will happen approximately twice a month pairing RHP students with families for conversation practice, assistance with systems navigation, and health information.
Mural Arts Program
1727-29 Mt. Vernon Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Refugee Personal Hygiene and Health Literacy Promotion-
Refugee Health Promotion stakeholders, medical providers and refugee resettlement agencies and community centers conduct personal health awareness education sessions, in private face-to-face health consultations or in group instructional focus groups. Health promotion educational sessions reinforce the personal responsibility of active preventative daily health wellness and how it relates to a successful resettlement and assimilation.
Mental Health First Aid Classes-
Ongoing trainings scheduled for refugee partners and community members, which have received positive feedback from participants and communities; to include training in Nepali, and Arabic or French where possible.
Refugee Health Program, Statewide