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Refugee Health Program

Established in 2007, the Indiana Department of Health Refugee Health Program ensures that refugees receive a domestic health assessment upon their arrival for resettlement in Indiana. The program identifies and addresses emerging health concerns among Indiana’s refugee populations and provides ongoing support through relationships with community, state, and federal partners.

What We Do

The Indiana Department of Health works to ensure refugee health through the following activities:

  • Coordinates the refugee health medical screening program through contracting with local public health clinics, non-profit clinics, and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) to conduct domestic health assessments for all refugees and ensures these assessments are done in a timely and complete manner;
  • Oversees funds designated for Refugee Health Promotion and provides support to local agencies in order to enhance refugee self-sufficiency and acculturation;
  • Collects data to identify emerging trends in refugee health and provides partners with evidence-based information on health needs and program gaps; and
  • Collaborates with local, state, and federal partners to ensure providers and other stakeholders are aware of refugees and can address their health needs in a culturally appropriate manner.

Who We Serve

The Refugee Health Program serves populations who are eligible for Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) benefits and services. For more information about who is eligible, visit the Office of Refugee Resettlement website.

Resources for Ukrainian Arrivals

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS): Uniting for Ukraine
Department of Homeland Security (DHS): Uniting for Ukraine
International Rescue Committee (IRC) in partnership with Loyal Source: Uniting for Ukraine Support Line (407) 591-3963 available Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm

Clinical Guidance: Minnesota Center of Excellence in Newcomer Health

  • Please note: effective July 13, 2022 IGRA testing timeline requirement has been extended to 90 days instead of the previous 14 day requirement.

Contact Information

Maliki Yacouba
Refugee Health Coordinator
Refugee and International Health
Telephone: (317) 234-7252
Fax: (317) 233-7747

Marissa Flick
Refugee Health Administrator
Refugee and International Health
Telephone: (317) 234-1304
Fax: (317) 233-7747

Scovia Kiwanuka
Public Health Administrator
Refugee and International Health
Telephone: (317) 233-7434
Fax: (317) 233-7747