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Resources by Topic: Immigrants

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
Location: 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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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.
Location: 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
Location: Journal of Homosexuality, 61(8), 1131-1151
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
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Predictors of Heavy Episodic Drinking and Weekly Drunkenness among Immigrant Latinos in North Carolina
Analyzes the elements linked with excessive drinking among the rural immigrant Latino male population in North Carolina.
Author(s): J. Daniel-Ulloa, B.A. Reboussin, P.A. Gilbert, et al.
Location: American Journal of Men's Health, 8(4), 339-348
Date: 07/2014
Type: Document
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The State of the Border Report: A Comprehensive Analysis of the U.S.-México Border
Examines the management of the U.S.-Mexico border and the border region according to four core areas: trade and economic development, security, sustainability, and quality of life.
Author(s): Erik Lee, Christopher E. Wilson, Francisco Lara-Valencia, et al.
Date: 05/2013
Type: Document
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Health Status: Special Populations
Provides health-related statistics in text and graph form of the U.S. immigrant population. Results compare male to female, rural to urban, and native to non-native born.
Date: 2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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Poverty, Housing, and the Rural Slum: Policies and the Production of Inequities, Past and Present
Discusses the history of rural, low-income housing in California's San Joaquin Valley and the role of labor, housing, and public health policies within these communities. Details the historical challenges facing immigrant farmworkers and the contributing factors that enabled the creation of rural slums in that area.
Author(s): Sarah M. Ramirez, Don Villarejo
Location: American Journal of Public Health, 102(9), 1664-1675
Date: 09/2012
Type: Document
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