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Web sites come and go - and new sites arrive daily. Most of sites listed below are stable and should remain operational for the foreseeable future. This list of links and the other material on the Refugee Health site is the basis of a publication: Refugee Health: A Manual for Care. The manual is available from the Vietnamese Mutual Assistance Association (VMAA). The manual is a collaborative effort of the Texas Department of Health (http://www.tdh.state.tx.us), VMAA, and the authors. Please send new links or other information or comments to Charles_Kemp@baylor.edu. Last update 10/2001.

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Cultural Issues in Healthcare

http://cwr.utoronto.ca/cultural/ Cultural Profiles Project - Overviews of many countries and cultures. Straightforward and easy to understand and navigate.
http://www.hslib.washington.edu/clinical/ethnomed/ Ethnomed - Excellent site from Washington University + covers several cultures, detailed discussions, materials in several languages
http://www.health.qld.gov.au/hssb/cultdiv/cultdiv/home.htm A site similar to the one on which this manual is based. More populations are covered. Excellent work from our friends in Australia! Now there is more, including info on Muslim pts: http://www.health.qld.gov.au/hssb/hou/resources.htm and links: http://www.health.qld.gov.au/hssb/hou/links.htm
http://www.eatethnic.com/ EatEthnic has information on cultural and religious issues related to nutrition. They will also respond to questions via email. Its also an enjoyable site. Good work from knowledgeable people.
http://www.sunyit.edu/library/culturedmed/contact/index.html CultureMed has information on refugee populations + many links
http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/dpc/adps/refugee/refugee.htm Minnesota Department of Health site with variety of information, including brochures in several languages
http://www.iun.edu/~libemb/trannurs/trannurs.htm Transcultural and Multicultual Health Links covers most of the transcultural sites.
http://www.DiversityRx.org/ Newer site - general orientation
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Other Health Related Sites

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/PubMed/ PubMed: To me, the easiest, most comprehensive data base with abstracts of articles
http://igm.nlm.nih.gov/ Grateful Med: Easy to use data base with abstracts of articles
http://www.who.int/ World Health Organization site
http://www.cdc.gov/ Centers for Disease Control - links to Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (a vital resource for communicable and other diseases)+ up-to-date information on health issues.
http://www.baylor.edu/~Nursing/reflinks.html Baylor's links to searching medical and nursing literature: Very useful with many means of finding data. You won't need any more than this.
http://www.oxfamamerica.org/international.htm Oxfam's site
http://www2.healthnet.org/MGS/ Medicine and Global Survival - a large site with focus on justice and related issues as they apply to health
http://venus.census.gov/cdrom/lookup Census Lookup - 1990 Census data
http://www.fedstats.gov More government statistics - from 70 agencies
http://www.os.dhhs.gov/progorg/ophs/index.html US Department of Health and Human Services home page: From here you can access the Office of Minority Health, Public Health Service, Refugee Health, etc.
http://www.healthfinder.gov/search.htm Healthfinder: Extensive site - diseases, treatments, etc.
http://lcweb.loc.gov/index.html Library of Congress site - has extensive "Country Studies"
http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/ CIA World Factbook - Excellent source of information on countries of the world
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General Refugee & Immigrant Sites

http://www.baylor.edu/~Charles_Kemp/refugee_health.htm The site on which this book (contact Texas Dept of Health for hard copy) - updated regularly
http://www.chinesenewcomers.org/ Chinese Newcomers Service Center. Many Chinese coming to U.S. without papers or assistance - needing ethical assistance. Nice site!
http://www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/orr/ Office of Refugee Resettlement. Updates, funding, programs, and much more. They helped fund this site. Thank You!
http://www.archq.org/ American Refugee Committee
http://www.elca.org/dcs/lirs.html Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
http://www.irsa-uscr.org/rv/rv.html Refugee Voices
http://www.jvs-boston.org/ Refugee Web
http://www.irsa-uscr.org/ Immigration & Refugee Services of America
http://www.qeh.ox.ac.uk/rsp/jrsindex.htm Journal of Refugee Studies (abstracts of articles)
http://www.oup.co.uk/jnls/list/refqtl/ Refugee Survey Quarterly (very brief abstracts of articles). Primarily of interest to people in refugee administration.
http://www.state.gov/www/global/prm/index.html U.S. State Department Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
http://www.unhcr.ch/ UNHCR
http://www.icrc.ch/unicc/icrcnews.nsf/DocIndex/home_eng?OpenDocument ICRC
http://wwwnotes.reliefweb.int/ International updates, maps, jobs, links - Go there
http://www.christianrelief.org/ Christian Relief Services
http://www.refugees.org/ U.S. Committee for Refugees home page
http://198.139.157.2/units/umcor/refugees.html United Methodist Committee on Relief + links
http://www.immigration-usa.com/ Information on immigration to U.S.
US Indochina Reconciliation Project http://www.usirp.org/ (USIRP). Newsletter, job postings, resources related to Southeast Asia. Good idea to be on their mailing list. Print better than web.
http://www.freedomhouse.org/ Country by country reports on freedom in the world. Also see Freedom House report on freedom of the press.
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Translations of Health Materials

http://www.dhs.vic.gov.au/phd/ Australian site with information on TB. http://www.immunize.org/vis/vis Immunization Action Coalition site.

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Torture and Related
Survivors International: Highly recommended. Gives specific information on torture and treatment of victims. http://www.survivorsintl.org/
RAINN: is a 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week national hotline for victims of sexual assault. The toll-free hotline is: 1-800-656-HOPE. The Website has other information. http://www.rainn.org/
Thoughtful links and more on sexual assault. http://www.mcs.net/~kathyw/abuse.html
Canadian Center for Victims of torture. http://www.icomm.ca/ccvt/
World Organization Against Torture. http://www.omct.org/
Torture Survivors Network. http://www.pacinfo.com/eugene/tsnet/
Physicians for Human Rights. http://www.phrusa.org/research/torrem.html
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Asian Refugees and Immigrants Health-Related Sites

General

http://www.baylor.edu/~Charles_Kemp/asian_health.html Baylor's site - practical information for health care providers
http://coombs.anu.edu.au/WWWVL-AsianStudies.html/ A huge site, excellent resource
http://www.apiahf.org/apiahf/ Asian & Pacific Islander Health Forum - Exactly that
http://www.aapcho.org Association of Asian Pacific Islander Community Health Organizations
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Burmese (Information on Burmese health beliefs and practices requested: Submit papers by mail to Charles Kemp, Baylor University School of Nursing, 3700 Worth Street, Dallas Texas 75246 or Charles_Kemp@baylor.edu)

http://members.home.net/tkwangett/burma/ Doing the good work on the Burma-Thai border
http://www.burmacare.org/ Refugee Care Project for Burmese
http://www.burma.net/ Free Burma
http://www.freeburmacoalition.org Free Burma
http://www.shweinc.com/links/society_culture.shtml Information and links to other sites, including Karen, Shan, Christian, Buddhist, and others - Excellent
http://www.soros.org Information on Burma (and other good work), current situation, health, repression. Thanks to G. Soros
http://www.ayeyarwady.com Nothing on refugees, but the photographs capture some of the magic of Burma
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Cambodian

http://home.flash.net/~rsntda Cambodia Outreach Mission: Mosquito nets, medications, education - a small lovely effort. Make a difference!
Friends Without a Border Children's hospital in Cambodia - a larger lovely effort. Check them out. Make a difference!
http://members.aol.com/bsharp26/cambodia/links.html Cambodian/Khmer Links to sites
http://www.cambodia.org/ Cambodia.org
http://www.kampuchea.com/ Kampuchea.com
http://www.angkorwat.org/cambodia/ Angkor Wat.org
http://www.dithpran.org/ Dith Pran Education Site
http://hlunix.hl.state.ut.us/hrm/ethnic/cambodia.html Cambodian Health Resources List: Extensive listing of Khmer language documents. Have a look
http://www.yale.edu/cgp Cambodian Genocide Project

Chinese: Obviously we need more here!

http://www.chinesenewcomers.org/ Chinese Newcomers Service Center. Many Chinese coming to U.S. without papers or assistance - needing ethical assistance. Nice site!

Laotian

http://www.lao.net/ Laotian links
http://hlunix.hl.state.ut.us/hrm/ethnic/laotian.html Laotian/Lao Health Resources List
http://www.stolaf.edu/people/cdr/hmong/ Hmong links
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Tibetan (Please send us more links/resources to add to this section)
http://www.tibetmedicine.org/ Good site with links
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Vietnamese

http://hlunix.hl.state.ut.us/hrm/ethnic/vietname.html Vietnamese Health Resource List
http://www.dgim.ucsf.edu/viet/viet.html Vietnamese health education - Good practical site
http://www.vietconnection.com/ Information, news about Vietnamese in the U.S. and elsewhere
http://www.vncentral.com/ Big site with a lot of information and links - check it out
http://neptune.netimages.com/~gallery/ Links
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Bosnian

http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/Lobby/4634/ a home page that gives some background on Bosnia
http://www.public.usit.net/michaela/index.html International Bosnian Student Homepage. Includes links
gopher://gopher.igc.apc.org/11/peace/yugo/crimes Comprehensive gopher site (focus on genocide) in Bosnian and English
http://www.students.haverford.edu/vfilipov/home2.html The Community of Bosnia Foundation ñ an extensive and recommended site. See their list of "Recommended Books on Bosnia" below
http://www.phrusa.org/about/index.html Physicians for Human rights site. Focuses on genocide and related
http://www-cgsc.army.mil/chap/courses/w-rel/bosnia.htm Some in-depth information on religion in Bosnia
http://www.its.caltech.edu/~bosnia/ More on war crimes and related
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Cambodian: See under Asian Refugees above

Cuban

http://www.paho.org/ Pan American Health Organization - an immensely helpful site
http://www.healthnet.org/ I have not completely explored this site, but it looks like a helpful means of exchanging information
http://cuba.tulane.edu/index.html Tulane's Cuban Studies Institute
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Ethiopian and Eritrean

http://www.africapolicy.org/index.shtml Africa Policy Information Center - Information on African nations and issues + links
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/ettoc.html Library of Congress "Country Study" on Ethiopia
http://eritrea.org/ Eritrean information
http://www.ethemb.se/ Ethiopian Embassy
http://website.lineone.net/~osg.web/ Oromo site
http://www.circus.org/nacoej.htm Site on and for Ethiopian Jews - information and links
http://www.cs.indiana.edu/hyplan/dmulholl/ethiopia/aau_home.html Connect to Addis Ababa University
http://www.unhcr.ch/world/afri/eritrea.htm United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Report
http://128.95.122.195/clinical/ethnomed/voices/ethiopian.html Ethnomed on Ethiopian refugees
http://128.95.122.195/clinical/ethnomed/voices/eritrean.html Ethnomed on Eritreans
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Haitian

http://www.haitibook.com/html/haiti_sites.html Excellent listing of links
http://www.egallery.com/haiti.html Haitian art, including Voodoo flags - definitely interesting
http://www.arcana.com/voodoo/voodoo.html Excellent site for Voodoo information
http://www.j51.com/~spwoody/haitilinks.htm Haitian links - not all current, but still, worth a look
http://mh101.infi.net/~loa/ the homepage of LePeristyle Haitian Sanctuary. Much information on African religions from an Afrocentric perspective. Want to get a better feel for Voodoo?
http://www.fmch.ucla.edu/exhibit/tour2.htm Limited collection of Voodoo art
http://www.herald.com/americas/carib/haiti/ News & other information + links to Haitian sites
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Iraqi - little available on health except regarding conditions inside Iraq

http://iraqfoundation.org/news/index.html The Iraq Foundation - News and information focusing on human rights and abuses in Iraq
http://www.unhcr.ch/world/mide/iraq.htm United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees country profile + links
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Kurdish: Little available on health - much on human rights and from perspective of different factions: I'm right, you're wrong, kill.

http://i-cias.com/cgi-bin/eo-direct-frame.pl?http://www.i-cias.com/e.o/iran_4.htm Encyclopedia of the Orient
http://www.khrp.org/index.html Kurdish Human Rights Project
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Laotian: See under Asian Refugees above

Liberian: Again, little information other than political

http://www.refugees.org/world/countryindex/liberia.htm U.S. Committee for Refugees Report on Liberia
http://www.geopages.com/SoHo/Cafe/1718/jjkurdishrefugees.html A curious page with writing about Kurdish, Liberian, and other refugees
http://home.global.co.za/~dafrig/dental-division/OpS.htm Dental health program
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Somali

http://www.refugees.org/world/countryindex/somalia.htm U.S. Committee on Refugees report on Somalia + photos
http://www.africanews.org/east/somalia/ News from Africa
http://www.cdc.gov/epo/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00050795.htm Report on screening for Somali refugees in Kenya - link back to MMWR
http://somalinet.com/ Somali site with little on health
http://128.95.122.195/clinical/ethnomed/voices/somali.html Ethnomed on Somali refugees. Also http://weber.u.washington.edu/~ethnomed/somali.htm
http://www.healthnet.org/cihc/ Center for International Health and Cooperation - see Somali program
http://members.tripod.com/~MohamudS/Somalichatline A Somali chat room - go there with questions
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Sudanese: Most information on internet is political. War! War! War!

http://www.i-cias.com/e.o/sudan.htm Encyclopedia of the Orient
http://www.sudan.net/main1.html Sudan Net for and by Sudanese
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Vietnamese: See under Asian Refugees above

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International & National Relief Agencies
 
American Friends Service Committee
1501 Cherry St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Telephone: 1-888-588-2372
www.afsc.org
 
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
711 Third Avenue 10th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Telephone: 1-212-885-0832
1-212-885-0889 www.jdc.org
 
American Red Cross International Response Fund
P.O. Box 37243
Washington, DC 20013
Telephone: 1-800-HELP-NOW
Spanish: 1-800-257-7575
www.redcross.org
 
American Refugee Committee
2344 Nicollet Ave S. Suite 350
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Telephone: 1-612-872-7060
 
Baptist World Aid
6733 Curran Street
McLean, VA 22101-3804
Telephone: (703) 790-8980
www.bwanet.org
 
Brother's Brother Foundation/Nicaragua
1501 Reedsdale St., Suite 3005
Pittsburgh, PA 15233-2341
Telephone: (412) 321-3160
 
CARE
151 Ellis Street N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30303-2426
Telephone: 1-800-235-7385
www.care.org
 
Catholic Relief Services
P.O. Box 17090
Baltimore, MD 21203-7090
Telephone: 1-800-235-2772
www.catholicrelief.org
 
Childreach
155 Plan Way
Warwich, RI 02886-1099
Telephone: 1-800-556-7918
 
Christian Children's fund
2821 Emerywood Parkway
P.O. Box 26484
Richmond, VA 23261-6484
Telephone: 1-800-776-6767
www.christianchildrensfund.org
 
Church World Service
28606 Phillips Street
P.O. Box 968
Elkhart, Indiana 46515
Telephone: 1-800-297-1516, Ext. 222
www.churchworldservice.org
 
Doctors Without Borders
6 East 39th Street., 8th
New York, NY 10016
Telephone: 1-888-312-0392
www.dwb.org
 
Feed the Children
Box 36
Oklahoma City, OK 73101
Telephone: 1-800-328-2122
 
Food for the Hungry International
7729 E. Greenway Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Telephone: 1-800-2-HUNGER
www.fh.org
 
International Medical Corps
11500 W. Olympic Blvd. Suite 506
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Telephone: 1-800-481-4462
www.imc-la.org
 
International Orthodox Christian Charities
Box 630225
Baltimore, MD 21263
Telephone: 1-410-243-9820
www.iocc.org
 
International Rescue Committee
122 E. 42nd St.
New York, NY 10168
Telephone: 877-REFUGEE
www.intrescom.org
 
Lutheran World Relief
Church Street Station
P.O. Box 6186
New York, NY 10277-1738
Telephone: 1-800-597-5972
 
Map International
2200 Glynco Parkway
P.O. Box 215000
Brunswick, GA 31521-5000
Telephone: 1-800-225-8550
www.map.org
 
Mercy Corps International
3030 S.W. First Avenue
Portland, OR 97201
Telephone: (503) 796-6827
www.mercycorps.org
 
Oxfam America
Central America Relief Fund
26 West Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02111
Telephone: 1-800-77OXFAM
www.oxfam.org
 
Partners of the Americas
1424 K Street NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
Telephone: (202) 628-3300
 
Salvation Army World Service Office
615 Slaters Lane
Alexandria, VA 22313
Telephone (703) 684-5528
 
Save the Children
Hurricane Mitch Emergency Appeal
P.O. Box 975-M
54 Wilton Road
Westport, Connecticut 06880
Telephone: 1-800-243-5075
www.savethechildren.org
 
Texas Baptist Men - Disaster Relief
Baptist General Convention of Texas
333 N. Washington
Dallas, TX 75246
(214) 828-5100
 
U.J.A. Federations of North America
111 Eighth Ave. Suite 11E
New York, NY 10011-5201
Telephone: 1-212-566-8610
 
United Methodist Committee on Relief
475 Riverside Drive, Room 330
New York, NY 10115
Telephone: (212) 870-3816
 
World Concern
19303 Fremont Ave. North
Seattle, Wash. 98133
Telephone: (800) 755-5022
www.worldconcern.org
 
World Relief
P.O. Box WRC
Department 3
Wheaton, Illinois 60189
Telephone: 1-800-535-5433
www.worldrelief.org
 
World Vision
P.O. Box 9716
Federal Way, Washington 98063-9716
Telephone: 1-888-511-6565
www.worldvision.org
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Infectious Diseases: Links (Many from American Journal of Public Health - http://www.apha.org. We have not yet tested all these links. Special thanks to De-De Henson at Baylor. Check out our Infectious Diseases site. Its the Coolest! Catalina rating.

Infectious Disease Web Link: http://pages.prodigy.net/pdeziel
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases: http://www.nfid.org/
Stanford Center for Tuberculosis Research: http://molepi.stanford.edu/
Global TB network: http://www.south-asia.com/ngo-tb/
World Health Organization Communicable/Infectious Diseases: http://www.who.int/home/map_ht.html#Diseases:Communicable/Infectious
World Health Organization Communicable Disease Surveillance and Response: http://www.who.int/emc/index.html
 

International Health

Academy for International Health Studies: http://aihs.com
Canadian Society for International Health: http://csih.org
Center for International Health Information: http://www.cihi.com
Global Health Council: http://www.globalhealthcouncil.org
Pan American Health Organization: http://www.paho.org
Peace Corps: http://www.peacecorps.gov/home.html
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF): http://www.unicef.org
United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM): http://www.unifem.undp.org
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP): http://www.undp.org
United States Agency for International Development (USAID): http://www.info.usaid.gov

Public Health

American Public Health Association and American Journal of Public Health: http://www.apha.org

Reproductive Health

AVSC International (Reproductive Services): http://www.avsc.org
Family Health International: http://www.fhi.org
Global Reproductive Health Forum: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/grhf
United Nations Population Fund: http://www.unfpa.org United Nations Population Information Network (POPIN): http://www.undp.org/popin/popin.htm

Africa

African Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/african_studies/AS.html

Middle East

Middle East Information Network: http://www.mideastinfo.com/
Middle East/North Africa Internet Resource Guide: http://www.cc.utah.edu/~jwr9311/mena.html

Asia

Pacific Islands Internet Resources: http://www2.hawaii.edu/~ogden/piir/index.html

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