About Us


Register for the 2020 North American Refugee Health Conference!

August 16-18, 2020

We are a dedicated group of medical providers, nurses, social workers, researchers, coordinators and many other professionals that spend much of our workday caring for newly-arriving refugees.  Our mission is to educate, coordinate, and provide a forum for communication by which members can become more informed about best practices in refugee healthcare.  The Society is open to anyone interested in issues related to refugee healthcare.  We encourage you to join us and become a part of the growing movement to provide high quality equitable healthcare in resettlement cities in North America as well as around the world.

Have questions about the conference change of dates from June to August?

If you have questions about how the date change affects your conference registration, hotels, etc. please see our FAQs about Rescheduled NARHC page.


Covid-19 and the Conference 

We appreciate that many of you are concerned about registering with the uncertainty of COVID-19. The Society has moved the conference to August in order to allow more cushion from the pandemic.  We will continue to plan for the conference while monitoring the situation closely.  Updates will be given to attendees at least every two weeks.  a live conference is not possible, we are exploring how to do the conference virtually.

Please register if you want to attend NARHC, even if it is just a “pay later” option! Having an idea of numbers helps with our planning. If we must cancel due to COVID-19 we will fully refund all registrations.

COVID-19 information in different languages

See our list of translated COVID-19 resources shared by Society members.

Introducing the Society’s first committee

Read more about our Research, Evaluation, and Ethics Committee.


New membership benefits!

Effective January 2020, all Society members now have access to an on-line subscription to the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health

To access your journal subscription, sign in as a member and click the link.

Members can also access recordings of our webinars. Our first webinar was Mental Health of Refugees:  A Holistic Approach to Management, an overview of common behavioral health issues found in refugees and current effective management approaches.

Not a member? See our list of membership benefits and join today.


Download our 2018 Annual Report

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Current membership rates are available at the following levels:

Physician: $175 (USD)
Medical Resident or Medical Fellow: $125 (USD)
Non-physician: $100 (USD)
Student: $25* (USD)
*Students must submit a copy of their current student ID to obtain this rate.

To join (and see members only content) , click below.