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Is there a student or non-medical membership discount?

Yes. We have different rates for different categories of membership. More information is on our membership page.

What do I have to do to join the Society and how much does it cost?

You can find more information about membership benefits, dues, and how to join on our membership page.

Do I have to be a healthcare provider or US-based to join the Society?

No! We welcome any and all professionals and students who are working, or interested, in refugee and immigrant health from around the world. Our members include physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, resettlement workers, public health, researchers, librarians and more from the US, Canada, Australia, and other countries. Learn more about our membership and benefits.

I am a previously resettled refugee. Are there scholarships available?

Yes! We have scholarships for our conference (NARHC) for previously resettled refugees. If you need assistance with Society membership dues please contact us. One of our advocacy initiatives is to remove barriers and ensure that previously resettled refugees are represented across the Society and NARHC – through membership, our Board and committees, and NARHC speakers.

Are there organizational memberships and/or organizational discounts if multiple staff register as members?

Yes. We don’t have an official discount policy but if your organization wants to support multiple members please reach out to us and we will be happy to discuss a discount based on multiple memberships.

What is NARHC?

NARHC is our annual conference, the North American Refugee Health Conference. Each year ~700 professionals join this three day event to share best practices and connect with peers. NARHC alternates annually between the US (the Society) and Canada (University of Toronto). Learn more about NARHC.

When will NARHC 2022 abstract submissions open?

Our call for abstracts for NARHC 2022 will open in December / January.

When and where will NARHC 2022 take place?

As with other conferences NARHC had to move online for 2020 and 2021. We’re hopeful that 2022 can return to in-person in June in Cleveland, OH.

Where can I find more information about this year’s NARHC 2021?

Each year NARHC alternates between the US (the Society) and Canada (the University of Toronto). This year is Canadian NARHC. Please see for any questions related to NARHC 2021.

How do I receive my Society member discount for NARHC?

Sign in to your member account to access the discount code.

There are so many associations out there. Why do we need the Society?

Before we started the North American Refugee Health Conference and then subsequently the Society of Refugee Healthcare Providers, there was no US entity educating healthcare providers about how to deliver medical care to refugees. It is the equivalent of being a practicing cardiologist but having no society of cardiologists, journal, conference, or other avenue to perfect our craft.

Other associations have refugee health as one of many competing priorities – such as a sub-committee or interest group. And, other associations do not tend to bring together multi-disciplinary professionals as does our Society.

The Society is 100% dedicated to serving individuals and organizations that provide healthcare for refugees, regardless of their discipline. For us, refugee healthcare is not an afterthought…… it is the only thing we do.

Become a Member

The Society of Refugee Healthcare Providers is a one-of-a-kind association dedicated to any (not just healthcare providers) professionals interested in refugee and immigrant health in North America and abroad. Become a member today to receive access to an influential network, educational opportunities and resources, and more.