ORR and NCB have established a Medical Services Task Force (MSTF), to be led by the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma (HPRT). This advisory group will review the current medical needs, services, and outcomes for survivors and provide recommendations that seek to:
- Make the services more responsive to the needs,
- Strengthen the service delivery models, and
- Improve the health outcomes of survivors.
The Task Force’s mission aims to review the current medical care for torture survivors provided by the government-funded SOT Programs. The MSTF comprises 13 experts, representing medical, psychological, women’s health, social work, case management, policy, infectious disease. The MSTF is a diverse group with half the task force members from SOT programs. The group will convene in FY22, and plan to directly engage SOT programs.