Office of Immigrant Health

 
 

Description of the Program:

The Maryland Refugee Health Program works in collaboration with Maryland local health departments to ensure that newly arrived refugees, asylees, parolees, and other immigrants receive a comprehensive health assessment and appropriate follow-up care, and referrals.

Goals of the Program:

  1. To initiate a health assessment exam of new refugee and asylee arrivals within 90 days of U.S. arrival or granted asylum date.
  2. To complete the health assessment exam of new refugee and asylee arrivals within 180 days of U.S. arrival or granted asylum date.
  3. To prevent and/or control the spread of communicable diseases among, and resulting from, the arrival of new refugees through:
    1. Health assessment
    2. Treatment
    3. Referral
  4. To protect the public health of Maryland residents