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Resources by Topic: Immigrants

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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The Starr County Border Health Initiative: Focus Groups on Diabetes Prevention in Mexican Americans
Reports on 3 focus group interviews with 27 Mexican-American residents of Starr County, a rural Texas border community. Discusses diabetes prevalence, the cultural significance of food and exercise, barriers to healthier lifestyles, lack of affordable healthy foods, and technology use. Describes focus group recommendations for diabetes self-management (DSME) interventions.
Author(s): Sharon A. Brown, William B. Perkison, Alexandra A. García, et al.
Citation: The Diabetes Educator, 44(3), 293-306
Date: 06/2018
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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Immigrant Health in Rural Maryland: A Qualitative Study of Major Barriers to Health Care Access
Highlights a study on barriers to healthcare access for rural immigrants in Maryland. Bases findings on interviews with immigrants living on Maryland's rural Eastern Shore. Discusses insurance coverage, language barriers, and citizenship status, among other factors.
Author(s): Thurka Sangaramoorthy, Emilia M. Guevara
Citation: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 19, 939-946
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
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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 Escareño, Catherine Duggan
Citation: Maternal and Child Health Journal, 20(7), 1549-1557
Date: 07/2016
Type: Document
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Breaking the Silence: Sexual Harassment of Mexican Women Farmworkers
Study of Mexican women farmworker experiences of workplace sexual harassment in rural Yakima Valley, Washington. Data taken from 2 focus group sessions of 10 participants each, reflecting frequency of sexual harassment and hostile work environment experiences. Discusses negative health effects of workplace and harassment-related stress, barriers to reporting, and prevention strategies.
Author(s): Nicole Jung-Eun Kim, Victoria Breckwich Vásquez, Elizabeth Torres, R. M. Bud Nicola, Catherine Karr
Citation: Journal of Agromedicine, 21(2), 154-162
Date: 03/2016
Type: Document
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Alcohol Consumption and Risk for Dependence among Male Latino Migrant Farmworkers Compared to Latino Non-Farmworkers in North Carolina
Study exploring alcohol consumption among male Latino migrant farmworkers. Compares interview data for male Latino immigrants living in three rural North Carolina counties, comparing rates of alcohol consumption and heavy episodic drinking (HED) for 235 farmworkers and 212 non-farmworkers. Discusses risk factors for alcohol dependence among the migrant farmworkers who participated in the study.
Author(s): Thomas A. Arcury, Jennifer W. Talton, Phillip Summers, et al.
Citation: Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 40(2), 377-384
Date: 02/2016
Type: Document
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