Afghan Health Resources

The Washington State Department of Health welcomes all new Afghan community members to our great state of Washington. We stand in solidarity and partnership with the community partners working tirelessly to support newly arriving individuals and families. We're committed to identifying all of the ways we can help provide a healthy and safe future for our newest community members.

From 2022 to 2023, more than 15,000 newcomers have resettled in Washington's local communities (including Afghans and Ukrainians). More information on welcoming Afghans to Washington is available from the DSHS Office of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance, including posters welcoming our Afghan neighbors.

The information below includes fact sheets, webinars, videos and other health resources to support new arrivals from Afghanistan.

Fact Sheets, Webinars and Helpful Information 

State Agencies
Community Resources
Afghan Culture and Health
Newcomer Information
Behavioral Health
Benefits Eligibility
Health Outcomes
Federal Fact Sheets

Health Promotion and Education 

Vaccine Information Statements (VIS)
Varicella (chickenpox)
WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Nutrition Program

COVID-19 Resources 

COVID-19 Engagement and Information
    COVID-19 Free Home Test Kits
    Vaccine Clinic Locator

    Information for Healthcare Providers 

    Immunization Information and Cultural Training

    Contact Us

    Washington State Department of Health 
    Communicable Disease Epidemiology – Refugee and Immigrant Health Program 
    1610 NE 150th Street, MS: K17-9 
    Shoreline, WA 98155 
    (206) 418-5500 Phone 
    (206) 418-5515 Fax