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Refugee and Immigrant Health Resources


For health professionals
Patient education in multiple languages 


For health professionals


UN Refugee Agency

"A Review for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support staff working with Syrians Affected by Armed Conflict."

Culture, context, and the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of Syrians


HealthReach from NIH

"HealthReach resources include information about the potential health conditions and cultural experiences of refugees and asylees."

Refugee Health Information for Health Professionals


Hamilton Health Sciences Cultural and Diversity Resources for Health Care Professionals

"HCCI is a Canadian Centre of Diversity Excellence providing leadership, innovation, education, and resources. We assist organizations and business gain the necessary skills to integrate diversity and inclusion practices into their workplace culture."

Refugee and Immigrant Health


Kids New to Canada (Canadian Pediatric Society)

"Caring for Kids New to Canada helps health professionals provide quality care to immigrant and refugee children, youth and families."

Community Resources Serving Immigrant and Refugee Families - See Quebec


US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

"The USCRI Healthy Living Toolkit is designed to educate refugees and immigrants so they can become proactive health consumers and health promoters in their communities."

Research and reports (choose "Healthy Living Toolkit" in desired language 

  Government of Canada

"The Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) provides limited, temporary, taxpayer-funded coverage of health-care benefits to people in the following groups who are not eligible for provincial or territorial health insurance: protected persons, including resettled refugees; refugee claimants; and certain other groups."

Health Care - Refugees 



Patient education in multiple languages  


Multicultural Health Communication 

"All publications on this site are reviewed for accuracy on a three year basis or whenever necessary"


Available languages:  Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Assyrian, Bengali, Bosnian, Burmese, Chinese (simplified & traditional), Croatian, Czech, Dari, Dinka, Dutch, Farsi, Fijian, Filipino, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Karen, Khmer, Kirundi, Korean, Kurdish, Lao, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Maori, Nepalese, Oromo, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Pushto, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Sinhalese, Somali, Sorani, Spanish, Sudanese, Swahili, Tamil, Tetum, Thai, Tibetan, Tigrigna, Tongan, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese


Medline Plus

"Use these links to find health information in languages other than English."

Health Information in Multiple Languages 

Available languages:  Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Bosnian, Burmese, Chamorro, Chinese (simplified & traditional), Chuukese, Croatian, Farsi, French, German, Gujarathi, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Hmong, Ilocano, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Kurdish, Laotian, Marshallese, Nepali, Oromo, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Thai, Tigrigna, Tongan, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese 


Immunization Action Coalition

"IAC Handouts web section gives users free access to hundreds of vaccination-related handouts and fact sheets for healthcare professionals and the public."

Handouts for Patients and Staff

Available languages:  Arabic, Chinese, French, Hmong, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Turkish, Vietnamese 


BC Cancer Agency

"These ... websites have been compiled and evaluated by BC Cancer Agency librarians. The quality of the translations provided in these websites is not known." 

Websites in Other Languages

Available languages:  Albanian, American Sign Language, Arabic, Bengali, Cambodian, Chinese, Creole, French, Hindi, Inuit, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese 


Public Health - Seattle & King County

"Public Health – Seattle & King County provides services and community information in multiple languages both online and at our Public Health Centers. This section of our website is an index of all the materials available in each of these languages."

Public Health materials in multiple languages 

Available languages:  American Sign Language, Amharic, Arabic, Bosnian/Bosanski, Burmese, Chinese, Farsi, French, Hmong, Japanese, Karen, Khmer, Korean, Laotian, Nepali, Oromo, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Samoan, Serbo-Croatian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Tigrigna, Ukrainian, Vietnamese


HealthReach from NIH

"HealthReach is a national collaborative partnership that has created a resource of quality multilingual, multicultural public health information for those working with or providing care to individuals with limited English proficiency."

Available languages:  Abkhaz, Acehnese, Achuar-Shiwiar, Afrikaans, Aguaruna, Aja, Akuapem Twi, Albanian, Amahuaca, Amarakaeri, Amharic, Amuesha Yanesha, Arabela, Arabic, Armenian, Assyrian, Azerbaijani, Belarussian, Bengali, Bhutanese, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cambodian, Cantonese, Chin, Chin,Hakka, Chinese (simplified & traditional), Croatian, Dzongkha (Bhutanese), Farsi, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarathi, Haitian Creole, Hasusa, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Ilocano, Indonesian (Malay), Italian, Japanese, Karen (S'ghaw), Karenni, Kazakh, Khmer, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Korean, Kunama, Kurdish, Lao, Laotian, Maay Maay, Macedonian, Malayam, Mandarin, Marathi, Marshallese, Mende, Mongolian, Nepali, Oromo, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Shona, Slovak, Somali, Spanish, Sudanese, Swahili, Tagalog, Tamil (Malabar), Temne, Thai, Tibetan (Bhotia), Tigrigna, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Wolof, Yoruba  


Health Information Translations

"This website provides plain language health education resources for health care professionals and others working in communities with limited English proficient populations." 

Arabic » Health Information Translations 

Other available languages:  Bosnian, Chinese (simplified & traditional), French, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Marshallese, Nepali, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Ukrainian, Vietnamese


Healthy Roads Media

"Healthy Roads Media offers health education materials in a number of languages and a variety of formats to help provide meaningful health information access."

Available languages: Amharic, Chinese, Hmong, Karen, Khmer, Oromo, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya, Vienamese 



"InMyLanguage.org provides multilingual information for newcomers to Ontario, Canada"

Arabic site

Available languages: Arabic, Chinese (simplified), French, Gujarati, Pilipino (Tagalog), Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu 


Multicultural Mental Health Resource Centre

"The Multicultural Mental Health Resource Centre (MMHRC) seeks to improve the quality and availability of mental health services for people from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, including immigrants, refugees, and members of established ethnocultural communities."

Information on Mental Health in Multiple Languages

Available languages:  Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (simplified & traditional), Dari, Farsi, French, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

"Alone in Canada: 21 Ways to Make it Better is a self-help guide for single newcomers developed by a team at CAMH. The guide is designed to help single new immigrants and refugees adjust to living in a new society as quickly and easily as possible."

Available languages:  Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Dari, Farsi, French, Hindi, Korean, Portuguese (Brazilian), Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Twi, Urdu, Vietnamese


 Page created November 25, 2015, last updated September 12 2017