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Resources by Topic: Immigrants

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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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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Who and Where: A Socio-Spatial Integrated Approach for Community-Based Health Research
Describes the development and application of a social network to an ongoing study examining the mental and physical health of rural Latino immigrants in Florida.
Author(s): Jeanne-Marie R. Stacciarini, Raffaele Vacca, Liang Mao3
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(7), 1375
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
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Texas HIV Surveillance Report: 2017 Annual Report
Provides 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: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Department of State Health Services
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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 healthcare issues, factors contributing to the health 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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