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Resources by Topic: Immigrants

Immigrant Health Policy Paper
Policy position brief about new immigrants in rural areas, in terms of health care access, health disparities, economic contributions, health care facilities and Community Health Workers, and service strategies to benefit immigrants. Includes case studies of immigrants in Minnesota and immigrants employed in the meat-processing industry and in rural farming.
Author(s): Susan Kunz, April Fernandez, Matt Gilleskie, et al.
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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Addressing Health and Health Care Needs in the United States-Mexico Border Region
Policy position brief describing geography and demographics of the border region, population health and health care issues, factors contributing to the crisis, public policy implications, and suggestions for addressing needs. Comprises Executive Summary and Full Report.
Author(s): Brian Lady, Carrie Henning-Smith, Susan Kunz
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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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 2015 data.
Date: 08/2017
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Improving Health Care for Spanish-Speaking Rural Dairy Farm Workers
Evaluation of a project to improve services offered by Dartmouth Geisel Migrant Health and a Federally Qualified Health Center. The 25 participants were dairy workers originally from Southern Mexico who were employed on 6 farms in Vermont and New Hampshire during the 7 months of the study.
Author(s): Caledonia Buckheit, Dwan Pineros, Ardis Olson, Deborah Johnson, Stephen Genereaux
Citation: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 30(1), 91-93
Date: 2017
Type: Document
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The Foreign-Born by Urban-Rural Status of Counties: 2011-2015
Compares foreign-born population in mostly urban, mostly rural, and completely rural counties, based on data from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey.
Author(s): Thomas Gryn
Date: 12/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Cultural Norms in Conflict: Breastfeeding Among Hispanic Immigrants in Rural Washington State
Examines breastfeeding perceptions, experiences, and attitudes among 20 Hispanic women ages 25-48. Features demographics and statistics on country of birth, employment, marital status, education, income, and infant feeding practices,
Author(s): Sarah Hohl, Beti Thompson, Monica EscareƱo, Catherine Duggan
Citation: Maternal and Child Health Journal, 20(7), 1549-1557
Date: 07/2016
Type: Document
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Demographic and Economic Characteristics of Immigrant and Native-Born Populations in Rural and Urban Places
Describes demographic and economic characteristics of immigrant and native-born people by metropolitan status. Includes data on education level, English language proficiency, poverty level, and other topics. Also provides selected data by citizenship status for rural and urban immigrants.
Author(s): Andrew Schaefer, Marybeth J. Mattingly
Date: 2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Carsey School of Public Policy
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Adaptation of a Culturally Relevant Nutrition and Physical Activity Program for Low-Income, Mexican-Origin Parents With Young Children
Describes a 5-year community-based study on obesity intervention programs in children ages 2-8 in two rural Mexican-American communities in California's Central Valley. Discusses family-centered, culturally adapted programs promoting healthy eating and physical activity for children of rural agricultural workers.
Author(s): Lucia Kaiser, Judith Martinez, Marcel Horowitz, et al.
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 12
Date: 05/2015
Type: Document
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Task Force on Foreign-Trained Physicians: Report to the Minnesota Legislature 2015
Reports on the findings of a state task force identifying foreign-trained physicians living in Minnesota who may be interested in practicing medicine or other healthcare careers in rural and underserved areas of the state. Also, identifies barriers to practice faced by immigrant physicians, options for practicing in other health related careers, and financing to help integrate immigrant physicians into the state workforce as a physician or other healthcare provider. Concludes with recommendations that support the integration of immigrant physicians into the healthcare field.
Date: 01/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Minnesota Department of Health - Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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Immigrant Sexual Minority Latino Men in Rural North Carolina: An Exploration of Social Context, Social Behaviors, and Sexual Outcomes
Describes key social variables for rural immigrant sexual minority Latino men and examines associations with consistent condom use, number of sex partners, and sexual compulsivity. Includes social behavior and contextual variables, such as language use, ethnicity of close friends, internet and email habits, among others.
Author(s): Paul A. Gilbert, Scott D. Rhodes
Citation: Journal of Homosexuality, 61(8), 1131-1151
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
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