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Child Migrant Health Report

Feb 10, 2017, 10:21 AM by Dylan Lancaster
Refugee Migrant Health Boy

Funded through a grant from the Texas Medical Center (TMC) Health Policy Institute, this research report uncovers government policies, agency practices and environmental factors associated with the health of child migrants fleeing violence from Central America and Mexico and their ability to receive adequate healthcare in the United States. A cross-disciplinary research team from four TMC institutions (University of Texas Medical Branch, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital, and University of Houston Clearlake) produced this report.

The research report is an assessment of U.S. laws, policies, regulations, and organizational practices as they relate to children crossing the U.S. border originating from Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. The aims of the project were to identify specific conditions, factors and upstream determinants that contribute to increasing or decreasing health risks during the migration journey; barriers to quality health and healthcare services experienced by migrant children and their families; and effective strategies to reduce health risks and eliminate barriers to health care among child migrants.

The full report can be downloaded and viewed HERE.