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Refugee Health ProgramRefugee Family

Established in 2007, the Indiana Department of Health Refugee Health Program ensures that refugees receive a domestic health assessment upon their arrival for resettlement in Indiana. The program identifies and addresses emerging health concerns among Indiana’s refugee populations and provides ongoing support through relationships with community, state, and federal partners.

The Indiana Department of Health works to ensure refugee health through the following activities:

  • Coordinates the refugee health medical screening program through contracting with local public health clinics, non-profit clinics, and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) to conduct domestic health assessments for all refugees and ensures these assessments are done in a timely and complete manner;
  • Oversees funds designated for Refugee Health Promotion and provides support to local agencies in order to enhance refugee self-sufficiency and acculturation;
  • Collects data to identify emerging trends in refugee health and provides partners with evidence-based information on health needs and program gaps; and
  • Collaborates with local, state, and federal partners to ensure providers and other stakeholders are aware of refugees and can address their health needs in a culturally appropriate manner.

The Refugee Health Program serves populations who are eligible for Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) benefits and services. For more information about who is eligible, visit the Office of Refugee Resettlement website.

Uniting for Ukraine

Uniting for Ukraine (Ukrainian translation) provides a pathway for Ukrainian citizens and their immediate family members to come to the United States and stay temporarily in a two-year period of parole. Participants are eligible to receive a domestic refugee health assessment and are required to complete vaccine attestations and a tuberculosis (TB) screening.

The Indiana Department of Health (IDOH) Refugee and International Health Program contracts with local health department, not-for-profit and Federally Qualified Health Center clinics to provide domestic refugee health assessments in Indiana. IDOH can connect participants and/or their sponsors to clinics that perform these assessments.

Please contact Maliki Yacouba at (317) 234-7252 or refugeehealth@isdh.in.gov to connect a Ukrainian arrival &/or sponsor with a clinic for scheduling a domestic refugee health assessment and/or with any questions.

Contact Information

Maliki Yacouba
Refugee Health Coordinator
Refugee and International Health
Telephone: (317) 234-7252
Fax: (317) 233-7747
refugeehealth@isdh.in.gov

Marissa Flick
Refugee Health Administrator
Refugee and International Health
Telephone: (317) 234-1304
Fax: (317) 233-7747
refugeehealth@isdh.in.gov

Scovia Kiwanuka
Public Health Administrator
Refugee and International Health
Telephone: (317) 233-7434
Fax: (317) 233-7747
refugeehealth@isdh.in.gov