• Every minute, somewhere in the world, eight people are forced out of their homes.
  • More than 3 million refugees have found safety in the U.S. since 1975.
  • According to the 1951 United Nations Refugee Convention, a Refugee is defined as someone who “owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality, and is unable to or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country…”
  • Refugees are in the United States legally and may apply for adjustment of status after one year of US residency.
  • Henrico County Health Department offers initial health screenings to refugees and asylees living in Henrico County.
  • Henrico County Health Department also provides refugee clients with immunizations and medical referrals.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Immigrant and Refugee Health

UNHCR – The UN Refugee Agency

Angelina Jolie “World Refugee Day 2011 – Do One Thing”




New Webpages

Long Term/Personal Care Assessment Services 1848gif
Lodging Permit Application Procedures 1848gif
Recreational Water Illness and Injury Prevention Week 2014 Toolkit 1848gif

2014 State Holiday Closings

January 1 – New Year’s Day
January 17 – Lee-Jackson Day
January 20 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 17 – George Washington Day
May 26 – Memorial Day
July 4 – Independence Day
September 1 – Labor Day
October 13 – Columbus Day
November 11 – Veterans Day
November 26 – Close at Noon
November 27 – Thanksgiving
November 28 – Day After Thanksgiving
December 24 – Close at Noon
December 25 – Christmas
December 26 – Day After Christmas