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This is a Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)-produced toolkit focusing specifically on improving health care interventions for refugees in the primary care setting in the United States. It has been developed based on CVT’s 35 years of providing care to torture and war trauma survivors in Minnesota and 5 years of exporting that care to two primary care clinics. It is intended for use by a range of staff working in the primary care setting, including but not limited to: physicians, nurses, psychotherapists, social workers, interpreters, pharmacists and support staff.

CVT is making it available for free download and fair use with the following conditions and understanding:

You understand that the health care practice recommendations are designed for trained professionals in primary care settings to use.(Required)
You agree to provide CVT with the following information to help us understand how, where and by whom the manual is being used.(Required)
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Approximately how many refugees and immigrants do you care for each year? (Please answer for as many people you anticipate using this manual if you are downloading it for a clinic or group of practitioners.)(Required)
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