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World Refugee Day June 20, 2013. “He who has health, has hope. And he who has hope, has everything.” ~ Arabian Proverb.

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World Refugee Day June 20, 2013

“He who has health, has hope. And he who has hope, has everything.”

~ Arabian Proverb


Refugees flee their country not for economic gain but to escape persecution, the threat of imprisonment and even threats to their lives. They need a safe haven where they can recover from mental and physical trauma and rebuild their hopes for a better future.


Refugee Health Services Provided escape persecution, the threat of imprisonment and even threats to their lives. They need a safe haven where they can recover from mental and physical trauma and rebuild their hopes for a better future.

  • Reimbursement is provided to County Health Departments for:

    • Medical history review

    • Physical assessment

    • Communicable disease screening

    • Chronic disease screening

    • Hepatitis screening

    • Parasitic infection screening

    • Malaria & Lead screening

    • Health education

    • Immunizations


Refugee Health Program Eligibility Requirements escape persecution, the threat of imprisonment and even threats to their lives. They need a safe haven where they can recover from mental and physical trauma and rebuild their hopes for a better future.

  • IMMIGRATION STATUS

    • RefugeeAsyleeCuban/Haitian EntrantAmerasianVictim of TraffickingUnaccompanied Refugee MinorSpecial Immigrant (Iraqi and Afghan)

  • TIME LIMITS

    • Health Assessment-within 90 days of arrival

    • Immunizations-started within one year of arrival


Refugee Health Case Managers escape persecution, the threat of imprisonment and even threats to their lives. They need a safe haven where they can recover from mental and physical trauma and rebuild their hopes for a better future.

  • Located in Duval, Hillsborough, Orange, and Palm Beach

  • Provide health services and transportation education in order to access health services

  • Assist with coordination of follow-up health care services

  • Act as a liaison between county health departments and refugee resettlement agencies


National Resettlement Statistics escape persecution, the threat of imprisonment and even threats to their lives. They need a safe haven where they can recover from mental and physical trauma and rebuild their hopes for a better future.

Number of Arrivals Eligible for Refugee Benefits by State

FYY 2010 & 2011



Refugee Arrivals by County, FFY 2013 System

ESCAMBIA

HOLMES

SANTA ROSA

OKALOOSA

JACKSON

NASSAU

WALTON

WASHINGTON

GADSDEN

JEFFERSON

HAMILTON

LEON

CALHOUN

MADISON

DUVAL

BAKER

COLUMBIA

BAY

LIBERTY

SUWANNEE

WAKULLA

TAYLOR

UNION

CLAY

LAFAYETTE

BRADFORD

ST. JOHNS

GULF

FRANKLIN

1 - 99

ALACHUA

GILCHRIST

PUTNAM

DIXIE

FLAGLER

LEVY

MARION

100 - 399

VOLUSIA

CITRUS

LAKE

SUMTER

SEMINOLE

HERNANDO

BREVARD

ORANGE

400 - 699

PASCO

OSCEOLA

HILLSBOROUGH

PINELLAS

POLK

INDIAN RIVER

700 - 999

HARDEE

MANATEE

OKEECHOBEE

ST. LUCIE

HIGHLANDS

DESOTO

SARASOTA

MARTIN

GLADES

CHARLOTTE

1,000 – 2,000

PALM BEACH

HENDRY

LEE

BROWARD

COLLIER

20,000+

MONROE

MIAMI-

DADE

No Arrivals

Data Source: FL DOH Refugee Domestic Health Assessment System


Florida Annual Arrivals CY 2002-2012 System

Data Source: FL DOH Refugee Domestic Health Assessment System


Percent of Refugees Who Received a Health Assessment by Country of Origin, FFY 2012

Data Source: FL DOH Refugee Domestic Health Assessment System


Refugee Children from Select Countries of Origin Testing Positive for the Presence of Lead, FFY 2012

Data Source: FL DOH Refugee Domestic Health Assessment System


Percent of Positive TB Results from Select Countries of Origin, FFY 2012

Data Source: FL DOH Refugee Domestic Health Assessment System


Percent of Abnormal Ova and Parasites Results from Select Countries of Origin, FFY 2012

Data Source: FL DOH Refugee Domestic Health Assessment System


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