Best Practice Guidelines


Primary Care for Refugees: Challenges and Opportunities – Article from American Academy of Family Physicians describing the unique challenges refugees may face in accessing health care that also provides recommendations for optimizing primary care both socially and medically.

Evidence-based clinical guidelines for immigrants and refugees – CMAJ article that contains information on specific health conditions common among newcomers and offers guidelines on assessment and treatment.

Medical Assessment of Immigrant and Refugee Children: Checklists for Medical Assessment
Checklist for Adult Immigrants and Refugees
Sequential checklist guides for screening and care at the intake visit and the first and second follow-up visits.

Common mental health problems in immigrants and refugees: general approach in primary care – CMAJ article that addresses the challenges in providing mental health care to newcomers in Canada and suggests strategies for overcoming these challenges.

Immigrant and Refugee Mental Health course – six-week CAMH online course that provides evidence-based training in approaching mental health care for refugees. Free for health care professionals.