CONFERENCE: Who Cares for the Health of Migrants?

Jul 27, 2017, 14:54 PM by Dylan Lancaster
Migrant EKG GIF

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October 11-12, 2017 Levin Hall, The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Galveston, Texas

Why the concern?

The period between 1990 and 2013 brought a remarkable increase in migration to the Americas with the number of immigrants in the U.S. climbing to a record 45.8 million. Immigrants to the U.S. report a lack of access to high quality, culturally appropriate health care services. A number of factors contribute to a lack of access including immigration law and policy, the structure and organization of health care services, and health care-seeking behaviors.

Who should participate?

This conference is designed to provide constructive policy dialogue among relevant stakeholder groups concerned with the health status of the world’s migrant population. Relevant stakeholders include, immigrant residents, law and policy makers, government leaders, health care professionals, health system administrators, academicians, researchers, community-based service providers, and international and multi-lateral organization representatives.

What to expect from the conference?

The conference will provide a unique opportunity for collective learning and collaboration to better understand the immigrant reality in terms of health outcomes, access to health care, and the wide range of determinants that shape immigrant conditions. We will explore the contributions of various stakeholders to intervene and/or address gaps in policy and practice. The conference also aims to identify concrete next steps to enhance cooperation among concerned organizations and individuals.