Australian based resources

Department of Health & Human Services Victoria - Refugee and asylum seeker health

Diversity in Health website also has links to its detailed and informative monthly bulletin, Diversity News.

Catch-up Immunisation Guidelines

Helpful guidelines and tools to assist in immunising newly arrived refugees or those without a record of previous immunisation.

Vitamin D

Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of low Vitamin D, including dosing schedules for high dose Vitamin D for adults and children.

Hepatitis B Resources

Excellent guidelines to assist primary health care providers manage patients with chronic Hepatitis B, and formulate a general practice management plan, can be obtained from the following websites:

Hepatitis B and Primary Care Providers booklet
GPMP - 4th on the Making a new diagnosis hepatitis B

RCH Immigrant Child Health

The RCH has an immigrant child health clinic operating on Monday afternoons 13:00-17:00 under the leadership of Dr. Georgia Paxton. They have developed a set of clinical guidelines and an Australian refugee health research clearinghouse. These excellent and regularly updated resources can be accessed at

Refugee Health Network of Australia (Victorian branch)

The Victorian Refugee Health Network brings together health, community and settlement services to build their capacity to provide more accessible and appropriate care for people of refugee backgrounds. The website shares information to support the work of doctors, nurses and allied health workers, as well as health practice managers, policy makers and researchers. Website content includes clinical resources, referral information, programs, professional education opportunities and networks, and the monthly email bulletin also lists these, and can be joined by accessing the website.
Refugee Health Network

Victorian Transcultural Mental Health

The VTMH is a statewide unit which supports area mental health and psychiatric disability support services in working with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) consumers and carers throughout Victoria. The site contains excellent links to community profiles, translated mental health instruments and information, and to research and professional development materials

International resources

World Health Organisation

Centres for Disease Control

Canadian Guidelines for Immigrant Health

Minnesota Department of Health

The "Clinician's Corner" provides a collection of resources for providers working with refugee populations, including a quick guide for conducting initial refugee health assessments.

Amnesty International