ISDH Refugee Health Program
To support the resettlement of refugees by providing access and resources for an initial health screening upon arrival to the United States and by identifying emerging health issues in refugee populations, and to provide ongoing support through relationships with community, state and federal partners.
Every refugee in Indiana receives an initial health screening within 90 days of US arrival and referral to a medical home.
- Develop a holistic approach to refugee health, including all departments at ISDH with interactions in the refugee community
- Develop relationships across the state with other organizations involved in refugee health and resettlement
We do not work alone. The ISDH Refugee Health Program works in collaboration with national, state, and local agencies, voluntary resettlement agencies (VOLAGs), and many other organizations to continue in the work of providing comprehensive care to Indiana’s refugee communities.
New: Screening and Cultural Information regarding Haiti
- Background on Haiti and & Haitian Health Culture
- Important Health Information for Parents Adopting Children from Haiti furing the 2010 Earthquake Recovery
- Cultural and Clinical Care for Haitians
- Haiti Facts Important to Disaster Response and Recovery
- Tip Sheet on Haitian Culture
- Interim Recommendations for Initial Domestic Medical Screening of Haitian Orphan Parolees
- TB Guidance for Haiti Earthquake Responders
Who are refugees? Link to definitions used on this website and terms regarding the populations who are eligible for refugee services. See definitions for the following terms:
Victims of Human Trafficking
Unaccompanied Alien Children
Survivors of Torture
Statistics and Maps
Link to the latest immigration statistics, maps, and numbers for the United States and other countries. The Data Hub showcases the most current national and state-level demographic, social, and economic facts about immigrants to the US. Track historical immigration trends and current patterns.
Immigrant and Refugee Numbers By State
Link to basic information about each State Refugee Program. The links include information on the type of State Refugee Programs; State Coordinator contacts; refugee programs’ annual performance based on Government Performance Results Act (GPRA) measures; refugee arrival data; and grant awards from the Division of Refugee Assistance (DRA) and Division of Community Resettlement (DCR).