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Best Practices in Caring for Individuals from RIM Communities during COVID-19

Clinicians are key partners in addressing health needs of patients and communities. There are some unique clinical considerations when working with patients from refugee, immigrant and migrant communities. With this toolkit, you can learn techniques for offering care with cultural humility, access tools and reference guides for delivering clinical care, and engage with NRC-RIM fact sheets, conversation guides and toolkits for patient education. 

Video: Who are Refugees and How Do They Arrive in the United States?
This animated video explains the process of refugee resettlement, from flight and displacement to arrival and integration, through the true story of a family’s resettlement experience.

Video: Health Disparities, RIM Populations, and COVID-19
This video highlights how RIM communities are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 due to systemic, health and social inequities. 

Webinar: Refugee Health Care in the United States
This webinar demonstrates how health systems and community organizations can ensure refugee children and families do not face disparities in health care due to the social, economic and geographic factors outside of their control.

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Module: Integrating Cultural Humility into Your Clinical Practice
Addressing health disparities requires work and trust from all parties. Learn how to build trust in refugee, immigrant and migrant communities by practicing cultural humility. Learn more

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Tool: CareRef
CareRef is a tool that guides clinicians through conducting a routine post-arrival medical screening of a newly arrived refugee to the U.S. The output of this tool is based on the current CDC Domestic Refugee Screening Guidance. Learn more

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Guide: Motivational Interviewing
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based treatment that is used by a wide variety of clinicians to explore ambivalence and enhance motivation to change. Learn more

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Community Engagement Toolkit

Consider the benefits of integrating community voices for health through community based organizations, faith groups, youth ambassadors, community advisory boards and more. You can also conduct focus groups to learn from communities; learn how the University of Minnesota did their own research in the Somali community. 

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Reflections Video Series

One way to incorporate community voices is through storytelling. An example of video storytelling is Reflections, a series highlighting the ways that COVID-19 has affected the lives of refugees, immigrants and migrants told from a first-hand perspective.

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Partnerships Toolkit

Strategic partnerships that involve community-based organizations, faith communities and public health professionals can make any initiative more efficient and effective. Learn how to identify community partners and establish relationships that can help you reach your mutual goals.

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NRC-RIM has created and curated a collection of videos that advocate for COVID-19 vaccines, contact tracing, testing, and more in many languages. View now

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Fact Sheets

Get fact sheets in more than 40 languages along with tips on how to use them effectively. These fact sheets are customizable, so you can change the photos, logo and URL. View now