Become a Member

Our Membership

Membership Levels

Physician

$175

Resident or Fellow

$125

Non-physician

$100

Student*

$25
*Must include sending a copy of current and valid student ID to sarah@refugeesociety.org

Membership Levels

*Must include sending a copy of current and valid student ID to sarah@refugeesociety.org

Physician

$175 Annually

Resident

$125 Annually

Non-Physician

$100 Annually

Student

$25 Annually

Member Benefits

Interested in refugee healthcare? Join us. Become a part of the growing movement to provide equitable healthcare in resettlement cities in North America and around the world.

Why join the Society?

“The Society listserv keeps me up-to-date and serves as a great place to post issues and questions that arise when caring for immigrants & refugees.” – Society member

In our members' own words

“An invaluable resource for the work that I do.” – Society member

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Access to our Listserv

There are over 4,106 subscribers to our Listserv. Messages go out several times a week and members can connect with experts in the field to discuss an unlimited number of refugee and immigrant healthcare topics.
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Discounted registration for the North American Refugee Health Conference

The Society offers $100 off the registration fee for the NARHC. Sign-in as a member to receive your discount code.
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Member-Only Content

As a member you can use the members-only portion of our website to access special resources including webinar recordings.
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Student and Trainee Abstract Competition

The Society awards the best and runner-up of an original research abstract submitted for presentation. The winning author and runner-up must present their abstracts at the conference. The winning author receives a $500 award from the Society in addition to a guarantee of publication in the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. The runner-up receives the publication opportunity and is awarded $250.
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Best Scientific Poster Presentation

The Society awards $250 for the “Best Scientific Poster Presentation” for the NARHC. This designation can be utilized by the awardee on their CV or resume.
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Refugee Scholarships

The Society facilitates the award of scholarships for previously resettled refugees working or training in the medical field to attend the NARHC.
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Mentorship program

Society members have an opportunity to mentor and/or be mentored by other members. Login to our membership portal to get started!
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Committees

Society members are able to suggest topics of interest for potential Society committees, and are eligible to apply as members of existing committees. Read more about the Society’s committees.

Access to our Listserv

There are over 4,106 subscribers to our Listserv. Messages go out several times a week and members can connect with experts in the field to discuss an unlimited number of refugee and immigrant healthcare topics.

Discounted registration for the North American Refugee Health Conference

The Society offers $100 off the registration fee for the NARHC. Sign-in as a member to receive your discount code.

Member-Only Content

As a member you can use the members-only portion of our website to access special resources including webinar recordings.

Student and Trainee Abstract Competition

The Society awards the best and runner-up of an original research abstract submitted for presentation. The winning author and runner-up must present their abstracts at the conference. The winning author receives a $500 award from the Society in addition to a guarantee of publication in the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. The runner-up receives the publication opportunity and is awarded $250.

Best Scientific Poster Presentation

The Society awards $250 for the “Best Scientific Poster Presentation” for the NARHC. This designation can be utilized by the awardee on their CV or resume.

Refugee Scholarships

The Society facilitates the award of scholarships for previously resettled refugees working or training in the medical field to attend the NARHC.

Mentorship Program

Society members have an opportunity to mentor and/or be mentored by other members. Login to our membership portal to get started!

Committees

Society members are able to suggest topics of interest for potential Society committees, and are eligible to apply as members of existing committees. Read more about the Society’s committees.

Separate Associations

Do we really need a separate association for refugee and immigrant health?

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. Literally! Thousands of physicians around the country delivering medical care for refugees every day and no mechanism to connect, share best practices, or receive educational information or training. It is the equivalent of being a practicing cardiologist but having no society of cardiologists, journal, conference, or other avenue to perfect our craft.

Do providers really require specialized training for refugees and asylum seekers? The answer is an emphatic yes. Refugees and asylum seekers are an extremely vulnerable patient group. They have experienced significant trauma leading to serious health issues, and frequently have spent years with little or no access to healthcare. Then they are resettled to another country where changes in diet and behaviors make them even more susceptible to preventable diseases. Issues refugees and asylum seekers encounter can be insurmountable, such as language barriers.

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.

Do we really need a separate association for refugee and immigrant health?

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. Literally! Thousands of physicians around the country delivering medical care for refugees every day and no mechanism to connect, share best practices, or receive educational information or training. It is the equivalent of being a practicing cardiologist but having no society of cardiologists, journal, conference, or other avenue to perfect our craft.

Do providers really require specialized training for refugees and asylum seekers? The answer is an emphatic yes. Refugees and asylum seekers are an extremely vulnerable patient group. They have experienced significant trauma leading to serious health issues, and frequently have spent years with little or no access to healthcare. Then they are resettled to another country where changes in diet and behaviors make them even more susceptible to preventable diseases. Issues refugees and asylum seekers encounter can be insurmountable, such as language barriers.

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.

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.

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