Refugee Health Vancouver is a practical resource to support clinicians who provide care to refugees in British Columbia.
Need a patient handout on diabetes in Farsi? Looking for a Spanish-speaking dentist in Vancouver who offers reduced fees? Not sure what convention refugees are, why they would flee Myanmar, or how you can bill to care for them? This site pulls together the answers for you.
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The Vulnerability Screening Tool was developed by the Vancouver Association for Survivors of Torture (VAST) for use by mental and primary health professionals, settlement and social service providers, private sponsors, and other community members who are supporting refugees on arrival in British Columbia. This document is not a diagnostic tool, but rather a screening tool for vulnerability.
Landing and Settling: A Group Therapy Program for Refugees in British Columbia, by Kirby Huminuik, MA, RCC, PhD (Cand.), is designed to provide mental health practitioners with a structured, yet flexible approach to early intervention with refugee populations who have recently arrived in British Columbia.
Translated educational handouts on health issues.
Dentists, physiotherapists and other community resources who speak other languages, accept IFH or offer reduced fees.
An overview of the main countries from which Canada receives refugees, with a focus on political and health issues.