Nashville Refugee Health Initiative
The Nashville Refugee Health Initiative program was developed in 2013 to help prevent and offer assistance regarding several arising issues within populations new to America. To address issues of health education, diabetes, and hypertension, NICE developed a health program to provide education to the refugee and immigrant communities in Middle Tennessee.
The Nashville Refugee Health Initiative consists of four components: the Wellness Partner Program to provide one on one health lessons to families on a weekly basis, monthly nutrition classes, weekly fitness classes, and monthly health screenings.
NICE is pleased to see the great results of the program. The Nashville Refugee Health Initiative has led to the reduction of glucose and blood pressure levels when necessary, as well as more participants reaching healthy BMI levels, all helping to reduce participants’ risk of diabetes and hypertension.
Intensive Case Management Program
The Intensive Case Management (ICM) Program is designed to break down the barriers, such as isolation and lack of knowledge of America, between refugees and their successful integration into American society. This is accomplished through a variety of means, such as linking refugees with leaders and services in various fields within the community, teaching them how to use all of the transportation services available to them and helping them via employment assistance.