2.C Settlement and Integration
C.5 How are physical, mental, and dental health treated?
Why is this area important?
Actors need to consider sponsored refugees' access to physical, mental, and dental health services.
Considerations may include:
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(i) What arrangements need to be made to enable access to physical, mental, and dental healthcare services for refugees? (ii) What special health needs may arise out of refugee experiences? (iii) Who is responsible for covering the costs of healthcare services for refugees? (iv) What training and resources, if any, are available to healthcare providers working with refugees of different ethno-cultural and language backgrounds? (v) Are there healthcare providers who share the refugees’ language background and/or who have experience assisting refugees?
Somerset West Community Health Centre, "Community Health Centres Join Forces to Care for Health Needs of Syrian Refugees in Ottawa" (9 February 2016)
L. Hansen and P. Huston, “Health Considerations in the Syrian refugee resettlement process in Canada” (CCDR Supplement, 2016)
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, “Syrian Refugee Early Assessment Considerations for Primary Care Providers”
Canadian Collaboration for Immigrant and Refugee Health, “Evidence-Based Preventative Care Checklist For New Immigrants and Refugees”