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Resources by Topic: Immigrants

Door-to-Door Vaccination Campaign Reaches the Most Vulnerable
Article and video describing the efforts of the Coalition Advocating for Pesticide Safety (CAPS), a community-based organization, to conduct COVID-19 vaccination outreach door-to-door in rural, at-risk, and immigrant communities in California. Describes the challenges facing public health agencies working in rural areas, vaccine hesitancy, and health disparities in rural areas.
Author(s): Stephen Johnson
Date: 07/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Freethink
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Vaccine Central
Resources to support health departments, community-based organizations, and others with vaccine efforts among refugee, immigrant, and migrant communities.
Additional links: A Checklist for COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-out Among Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants, COVID-19 Vaccines - Focus Group Discussion (FGD) Facilitation Guide, COVID-19 Vaccines - Focus Group Discussion (FGD) Note-Taking Guide & Template, Guide: Mobile COVID-19 Vaccination Campaigns for Refugee, Immigrant and Migrant (RIM) Communities
Date: 05/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants
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Con Alma Health Foundation: Health Equity and COVID Relief
An interview with Dolores E. Roybal, executive director of Con Alma Health Foundation, sharing how this New Mexico foundation partnered with other funders to provide almost $2 million in grants and created an advisory committee of immigrant-led, immigrant-serving organizations to address barriers limiting access to services.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Ohio's COVID-19 Populations Needs Assessment
Describes a statewide evaluation of the unique needs of communities in Ohio at increased risk of disease and death due to COVID-19, as well as barriers these communities face to following COVID-19 protective behaviors. Focuses on six population groups, including rural communities. Offers eight recommendations that would mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 across multiple populations.
Author(s): Julianna M. Nemeth, Tasleem J. Padamsee
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: The Ohio State University College of Public Health
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Compacts of Free Association: Populations in U.S. Areas Have Grown, with Varying Reported Effects
Describes estimated migration of citizens from the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau, and reported costs related to this migration in Hawaii, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Also explores effects of this migration on governments, workforces, and societies in these and other areas of the United States, including costs of providing healthcare and extending access to the Children's Health Insurance Program and Medicaid.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 06/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Texas HIV Surveillance Report: Annual Report
Provides an annual update of county-level data on HIV infection and AIDS cases for Texas. Includes infection by transmission method, diagnoses by race/ethnicity and age group, data for criminal justice and immigration facilities, and more.
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Department of State Health Services
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Home Equity: A Vision of Housing Security, Health and Opportunity
Provides data demonstrating the interrelationship between housing insecurity and health equity. Examines how policies and racism have impacted housing stability in Colorado's rural, urban, and suburban communities. Looks at the challenges to housing security faced by communities of color, undocumented immigrants, people with disabilities, families with children, low income households, rural communities, and homelessness populations. Suggests housing policies that may impact communities and improve housing security.
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Colorado Health Institute
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Balancing the Risk Pool: Enrolling Young Adults and Other Hard to Reach Populations
Discusses strategies and methods targeted toward hard to reach populations, including rural residents, young adults, immigrants, and the self-employed. Focuses on balancing the health insurance risk pool. Covers statistics on marketplace consumers and breaks down uninsured rates by state using 2017 data.
Date: 07/2019
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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San Joaquin Valley Latino Immigrants: Implications of Survey Findings for Census 2020
Examines how 2020 Census collection methods could affect data accuracy for the San Joaquin Valley, a large, rural agricultural area with a significant Latino immigrant population. Focuses on the impact of whether the Census included a citizenship question and addresses impacts of other factors on response rate, including internet access, mail delivery, and more. Discusses the potential impacts of undercounting on program funding and other areas.
Author(s): Edward Kissam, Richard Mines, Cindy Quezada, Jo Ann Intili, Gail Wadsworth
Date: 01/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: California Institute for Rural Studies
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Establishing a Community-Based Participatory Research Partnership in a Rural Community in the Midwest
Reports on a research approach to address health disparities in a rural Midwestern community identified as a "new destination" location for immigrants including Latinos. Describes the creation of a partnership between the University of Iowa (UI) Prevention Research Center (PRC) and the community of Ottumwa, Iowa to develop an intervention to increase the physical activity within the population that lacks access to primary care, and has high rates of obesity, diabetes, substance abuse, and mental health issues.
Author(s): Edith A. Parker, Barbara Baquero, Jason Daniel-Ulloa, Lynelle Diers, Heidi Haines, et al.
Citation: Progress in Community Health Partnership,13(2), 201-208
Date: 2019
Type: Document
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