Here’s another source of resources and training for public health professionals working with refugee, immigrant, and migrant (RIM) communities that have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. The National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants — housed at the University of Minnesota and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and the International Organization for Migration — offers services that include:
- Collecting and sharing best practices for serving RIM clients
- Providing linguistically and culturally appropriate health communications and health education resources
- Creating online training and other help for public health professionals working with RIM communities
- Supporting pilot projects between health departments and community-based organizations
- Assisting state and local health departments through technical assistance requests
You can find translated health materials, plus a variety of toolkits and communication guides on the organization’s website.
The Center’s description of its goal: “We aim to strengthen connections and information sharing between community-based organizations and state and local health departments and to establish a venue in which those that are successful can share practical lessons-learned with those that are facing challenges.”