Sehat Initiative


SEHAT Initiative (SI), is a program of the Public Health Institute (PHI), established in response to the humanitarian and healthcare needs of refugees. SI’s focus is to improve the health and well-being of refugees in California and throughout the United States.


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Build capacity in California to respond to the mental health needs of refugee and Afghan populations.

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First 5 Sacramento

Provide support to refugee families in Sacramento County.

Screenshot: Migration, displacement and refugee health

PHI’s Sediq Hazratzai, MD, MPH discusses his work at PHI’s Sehat Initiative with Afghan and Ukraine refugees, displacement and the triple trauma paradigm.

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