Refugee Health: Public Health Promotion and Disease Prevention through Culturally Competent Care (On-demand webinar)

2 modules

Course Length
90 mins

Region IV Public Health Training Center

22 Oct 2021



Note: This is a recording of a webinar held on March 13, 2017.

Training Overview
This webinar presentation explores refugee resettlement, health surveillance methods that help identify health conditions among newly arriving refugees, and the impact of refugee health from multiple perspectives. During 2016, approximately 80,000 refugees and other entrants were resettled into virtually every state in the US as part of the federal refugee resettlement program.  Refugees bring with them a variety of health conditions and health needs that are important to address in order for them to achieve the self-sufficiency required for success resettlement.  As refugees represent multiple cultures and speak many different languages, integration into local society requires that communities be competent to address the cultural and communication needs of their new community members. 

The course contains two modules: a content module and a resources and evaluation module. After accessing both modules, learners will earn a certificate of completion. When the certificate is available, learners will see a Certificate button on their dashboard.

This recording is approximately 90 minutes. There are no prerequisites. Participants will need a broadband internet connection (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred browsers) and computer speakers. For technical support, please contact

About the Trainer

Ruth M. Carrico, PhD, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, FSHEA, CIC

Dr. Carrico is an Associate Professor and Family Nurse Practitioner with the University of Louisville School Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases. She is founding Associate Director of the School of Medicine Global Health Initiative and received healthcare epidemiology training at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in conjunction with the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA).

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31680, Public Health Training Centers for $4,348,992. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.


By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the processes involved in refugee resettlement into the US
  • Identify various health surveillance methods currently in place in the US that help identify health conditions among newly arriving refugees including chronic conditions and communicable diseases
  • Discuss the impact of refugee health from the perspective of the refugee as a community member, an employee, and a consumer of healthcare


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Certificate of Completion for Online Module

Refugee Health: Public Health Promotion and Disease Prevention through Culturally Competent Care (On-demand webinar)
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