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Providing Tools for Clinicians to Better Support Immigrant Health

Statement of Problem

More than 1 million immigrants arrive in the U.S. each year. These newcomers are dispersed all across the country and are often sent to primary care providers and public health clinics that do not have expertise in newcomer health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created guidance for providers that includes recommended screenings based on the age, sex, and country of origin of newcomers, but this guidance can be challenging for providers to enact in their clinical practice due to time constraints and limitations of electronic health records (EHR). This often means that newcomers are not receiving the evidence-based care they need in order to lead a healthy life. We know that when caregivers receive support to meet their needs, it positively impacts their child’s well-being. Therefore, it’s essential that we take the necessary steps to improve the health of newcomer caregivers and their children.


Next Steps

Our team will continue to update and revise these tools to ensure alignment with changes to CDC guidance. We are also providing guidance and support to clinicians who would like this tool installed into their health care system’s EHR.

We hope that these tools will help clinicians caring for newcomers to more easily implement CDC guidance and other best practices in their daily work to provide newcomers with the opportunity to live a healthy life not only for themselves, but also for their children.

If you would like to review the build instructions for this tool or see a demonstration video, please reach out to

This project page was last updated in December 2020. 

Suggested Citation

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PolicyLab. Providing Tools for Clinicians to Better Support Immigrant Health [Online]. Available at: [Accessed: plug in date accessed here]. 

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