Valleywise Center for Refugee and Global Health

The Valleywise Center for Refugee and Global Health Provides culturally and linguistically appropriate comprehensive health services to the refugee and immigrant families in Maricopa County through three main service lines–Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine and Family Practice–at the Phoenix, Peoria, and West Maryvale locations. The team comprises Cultural Health Navigators (CHNs), a refugee pediatric care coordinator, and culturally and professionally trained providers at all levels.


Switchboard is a one-stop resource hub for refugee service providers in the United States. Funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), Switchboard offers a library of learning resources, an online evidence database, a range of self-paced e-learning courses, regular live learning opportunities, and on-demand technical assistance for ORR-funded organizations.

  • In 2023, Switchboard and ASU joined forces to launch Switchboard’s 2023 Research Symposium, Re-Imagining Refugee Services in the U.S., hosted by ASU’s Education for Humanity, the SIRC Office of Research Health, and Thunderbird School of Global Management, with funding from the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR).

North American Refugee Health Conference

The North American Refugee Health Conference is recognized as the preeminent conference destination for healthcare and resettlement professionals working with refugee populations. This three-day conference focuses on issues that are relevant to the emerging field of refugee healthcare. The conference takes place in June each year and alternates between the United States and Canada.

Social Services and Resources for Refugees in Arizona

Arizona Department of Economic Security

Arizona Immigrant and Refugee Services

Catholic Charities Community Services

ICNA Relief Arizona

International Rescue Committee

Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest

Jewish Family and Children's Services

Valleywise Health

Additional Resources

In 2021, Valleywise Health created videos in 11 Languages to Combat COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation Among Local Refugee Communities.

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: A visual Reference and Learning Tool for Health Care Professionals

Achieving Health Equity and Social Justice for Newly Arrived Immigrants in Arizona and Beyond, showcases the work of the Refugee Women’s Health Clinic at Valleywise Health. Published in 2019 by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

A video series, Getting and Staying Well for Congolese Refugees, developed by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) in collaboration with the Phoenix Congolese Community of Arizona and the Refugee Women’s Health Clinic (RWHC) of Maricopa Integrated Health System.