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Resources by Topic: Immigrants

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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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 Mao
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(7), 1375
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
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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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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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