Welcome to the Refugee Community Health Partnership Program (RCHPP) at Trinity Alliance!

The Refugee Community Health Partnership Program (RCHPP) is a new program of Trinity Alliance that organizes health education events and services tailored to the special needs of refugees with language and cultural barriers; provides family and individual mentoring to enable access to the health care system and acquisition of health care competencies; and provides assistance on health related and other concerns during weekly drop-in sessions.

The mission of RCHPP is to serve as a catayst that engages refugees and community partners in ways to enable refugees to overcome language and cultural barriers to health care access, improve their health and well-being, and aquire skills and knowledge to achieve self-efficiency.

Our overall vision is to be a welcoming community prepared and organized to effectively assist those who come as refugees: to access linguistically and culturally appropriate health care services; to learn to navigate the health care system; to lead healthier lives; and to build upon their cultural strengths as they forge pathways to becoming new Americans.  

Our values include: 

Quick Help Hours are available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30am to 12:30am at 15 Trinity Place, Albany.  We have volunteer interpreters available for Karen and Burmese languages, at this time.

For more information about this program, please contact Russ Altone and Susan Kukuk, program co-organizers, at rchpp@ta-cr.org. You can also reach them by phone at 518-449-5155.

How can you help?

Become a volunteer!  Click on the form to identify all of the roles available, complete the information and return to Trinity Alliance c/o: RCHPP at 15 Trinity Place, Albany, NY 12202.

Become a health volunteer mentor! Click on the form to identify all of the roles available, complete the information and return to Trinity Alliance c/o: RCHPP at 15 Trinity Place, Albany, NY 12202.

Take a look at some of our photos and slideshows!   

Helpful Links and Resources for Refugees:

Introduction to the US Health Care System: For Congolese Refugees (Kisawhili)

Health Information for Newly Arrived Refugees (Burmese)

Refugees and the Affordable Care Act (English)

Refugees and the Affordable Care Act (Arabic)

Refugees and the Affordable Care Act (Karen)

Refugees and the Affordable Care Act (Nepali)

Being Health Videos (Karen): Sugar and Your Health, Fat and Your Health, Balanced Eating, Key to Healthy Living in Your New Country, Food Safety 1, Food Safety 2, Food Safety 3, Food Safety 4, Food Safety 5, Karen Refugee Healthcare Information Video 1, Karen Healthcare Information Video 2, Karen Women's Health: Post-Partum Well-Being, Karen Food Safety and Taking Medications Correctly

Mental Health

Mental Health Counseling (Burmese)

Refugee Mental Health Matters (English)

Understanding Immigrant and Refugee Trauma (English)

Cultural Resources

Cultural Orientation Resource Center

Refugees from Burma

Karen (Ethnic Group of Burma)

Chin (Ethnic Group of Burma)

Karenni (Ethnic Group of Burma)

Bhutanese (Nepali Speakers)

Iraqis

Somalis

Country Condition Reports: Afghanistan, Bhutan, BurmaDemocratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Sudan