North American Refugee Health Conference


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About the pre-courses

Sunday, August 4, 2024
9:00am – 5pm

The Society of Refugee Healthcare Providers, in partnership with Switchboard, will offer two FREE pre-courses on August 4, 2024, to registrants of the North American Refugee Healthcare Conference in Minneapolis, MN.

Conference attendees can pre-register for one of two pre-courses:

  • Afghan Women’s Health
  • Introduction to U.S. Refugee Health

More information about the pre-courses are below. You can register for one of these free pre-courses at the time you register for the NARHC.

Our colleagues at University of Minnesota Global Medicine are also hosting a pre-course on parasitology – more info below!

Practical Parasitology for Refugee Health Clinicians: All the parasites we can fit in one day!


Our wonderful colleagues at the University of Minnesota Global Medicine are hosting their own pre-course in connection with NARHC. With a title like that, who would want to miss it?!

Sunday, August 4th 8:30am-5:00pm CST
University of Minnesota East Bank Campus
CME available

This is a one-day course on parasites for refugee health and mobile populations. The day will include lectures and interactive expert-guided laboratory clinical cases.
*Note: registration for this parasitology pre-course is through University of Minnesota and is separate from NARHC registration.

Download this flyer to learn more and register at this link.

Afghan Women’s Health


The Afghan Women’s Health pre-course is designed to be a knowledge exchange between Afghan women, service providers, and clinicians. It will focus on bridging the gaps in healthcare in the community of newcomer Afghan women residing in the US.

These sessions will be open to 75-100 providers (clinical and non-clinical) who have experience working with Afghan communities. Providers will be invited to register their interest for the pre-course as part of their NARHC registration. Priority for pre-course spaces will be given to US service providers working with Afghan women through health/health promotion programming.


Session 1:  Afghan Women as Individuals: An Introduction to Afghan Women’s Health

Session 2:  Mental Health and Social Support for Afghan Women

Session 3:  Afghan Women in the Family

Session 4:  Afghan Women as Mothers: Creating a Healthy Environment for Afghan Mothers

Session 5:  Afghan Women as Community Leaders: A Health Promotion Knowledge Exchange

Session 6:  Moving Beyond Today: Planning for Tomorrow

Introduction to U.S. Refugee Health


This pre-course is open to 75-100 providers (clinical and non-clinical) who self-identify as beginners in refugee health and resettlement work and who feel they need a “crash” course on US refugee health to bring them up to speed. This pre-course is not intended for providers with many years of experience working in refugee health and resettlement.


Session 1:  Framing the Migrant Journeys

Session 2:  Refugee Health and Resettlement Ecosystem

Session 3:  Refugee Health Foundations

Session 4:  Cultural Humility and Health Equity

Session 5:  Healthcare Navigation and Care Coordination*

*During this session, clinical providers will take part in a separate medical session.

Session 6:  Partnerships for Better Healthcare



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