Services and Resources

The RPB offers the following services to counties and service providers

  • RRP and subprogram guidance
  • Policy Interpretations
  • Program Consultations
  • Monitoring
  • Training, outreach, technical assistance


Resource Guide

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Resource Guide for Stakeholders and Highly Educated Refugees

The “Resource Guide for Stakeholders and Highly Educated Refugees” contains information on programs and services for college-educated refugees.  These resources are intended to help professional refugees attain employment in the field for which they were educated and trained.

Medical Resources

Refugee Medical Assistance (RMA)/Entrant Medical Assistance (EMA) provides needy refugees who are otherwise ineligible for Medi-Cal or Covered California may be eligible for health services for eight months.  A refugee does not have to receive RCA to receive RMA/EMA benefits.  The RMA/EMA program is administered by the California Department of Public Health, Refugee Health Section and delivered at the local level through a Refugee Health Coordinator.

RMA/EMA programs serve all 58 counties in the state and are operated locally by county social services/welfare departments.  Refugees may apply for benefits in the county where they live.  To find a nearby office, visit the on-line County Offices website.

Language Resources

The Center for Applied Linguistics offers research and resources that seeks solutions to issues involving language and culture as they relate to access and equity in education and society around the globe.

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