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Refugee Health Orientation

Section #1 - Medical Care and Health Insurance

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Basics of primary care, urgent care and the emergency room
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Making an appointment, Arriving on time for appointments, Cancelling appointments, primary care doctors, When to use urgent care, When to go to the ER, When to call 911
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1-D Basics of paying for medical care, Arriving on time for appointments, Importance of keeping your medical records for when you change from refugee status to permanent resident. Refugee health screening, Refugee health status and medical records, Bring your medical records to refugee health screening

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Refugee health screening basics, tests and shots, parasite testing, government health insurance card
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Government health insurance card, employee health insurance, what if you do not have health insurance
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Women's health care - ob and gynecology, prenatal care, family planning
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Pediatricians, dealing with chronic medical conditions, the importance of diet, telling your doctor about all your medicines
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Mental health, PTSD
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Section #2 - Medications and Home Remedies

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Over the counter meds, asking a pharmacist questions, reading labels, care in giving medicines to children
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Prescription medicines, paying for medicines, understanding how to take medicines, not sharing medicines, what if there is a bad reaction to a medicine
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Antibiotics, tuberculosis medicines and home remedies
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Expired medicines, what if you don't feel better, refills, paying for medicines
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If your child needs to take medicine while at school, taking care in giving medicine to children
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Section #3 - Substance Use and Abuse

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Alcohol and the law, drinking and driving, mixing alcohol and medicines, illegal drugs (marijuana, cocaine, heroin, Khat/Kat/Qat), tobacco risks and laws
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Section #4 - Family Issues and Domestic Violence

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Men and women are legally equal in the U.S., types of domestic violence, rape, risk of deportation
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National Domestic Violence hotline, children's programs (Head Start, WIC and Medicaid)
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Section #5 - Personal Hygiene

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The importance of good hygiene, brushing teeth
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Covering mouth when coughing, using tissues to wipe a runny nose
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Hand washing, alcohol based hand cleaners
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Showering, shampooing, antiperspirants, feminine hygiene products
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Washing clothing and bedding, changing underwear and socks, bedwetting, laundromats
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Using toilets, washing feet in a public restroom in preparation for prayer
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Head lice
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Section #6 - Food Safety and Housekeeping, Summary

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Importance of handwashing, tap water is safe to drink and can often help prevent tooth decay
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Using utensils to eat and serve food, eating at the table, storing groceries properly, cutting boards, cooking food properly, storing and using leftovers, expiration dates
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Removing trash, cleaning kitchens, bathrooms, sinks, floors and washing clothes, towels, floor & table cloths
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Choosing healthy foods to avoid obesity in adults and children, limiting soda drinking in children, summary of refugee families learning about how to stay healthy, what to do when sick and following U.S. laws, contact case worker if questions
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