Web-based resources

Refugee Health Lending Library

The Minnesota Refugee Health Program's Lending Library maintains a comprehensive collection of educational materials about refugee populations and health issues, including several items related to mental health issues. The lending library currently holds over 180 videos. These items are available for free loan (except for the cost of return postage) to any public health organization or community group (including schools, churches, book clubs, etc.) in the United States. The entire collection can be searched by topic or by language through the program’s online catalogue.

Refugee Services Toolkit (RST)

The Refugee Services Toolkit is a web-based resource that provides users with information about four core stressors that refugees commonly face, and guides users through an assessment of a particular youth or family's needs. Based on the assessment, tailored recommendations for resources and interventions are generated through this web-based resource developed by the Refugee Trauma and Resilience Center. 




HealthReach, a national collaborative partnership, serves as a resource for multilingual, multicultural public health information for those working with or providing care to individuals with limited English proficiency. Resources include health education materials in various languages and formats (brochures, fact sheets, videos); provider tools (including best practices, cultural information, and effective use of interpreters); and special collections on Emergency and Disaster, Women’s Health and Mental Health.

Dignity – Danish Institute Against Torture

DIGNITY is a self-governing, independent organization that provides interdisciplinary treatment for torture survivors within Denmark, conducts research, and works in collaboration with international partners to advocate for the prevention of torture and to share knowledge and expertise. The organization’s highly extensive, searchable Library contains over 30,000 resources, including news items, journal articles, research studies, and information on consultative specialists on specific topics.


Cultural Orientation Resource Center

The Cultural Orientation Resource Center at the Center for Applied Linguistics (CALS) offers extensive materials designed to assist in the orientation, resettlement, and adjustment of specific refugee populations. These include “Refugee Backgrounders,” cultural profiles, DVDs, and webinars on such topics as orientation for unaccompanied youth, older refugees, refugees with disabilities, and health aspects of orientation. A refugee discussion list is also available for professionals working with refugee communities.