Immigration and Health Care
A two-day conference designed to bring together top administrators, physicians, nurses, community activists, elected officials, and academics in a dialogue about key problems, solutions, and policy regarding health care provision to underserved populations, including immigrants. The conference allowed for (a) review of obstacles in gaining access to health care; (b) definition of mechanisms and procedures that improve access in cost effective ways; (c) discussion of evidence derived from empirical research regarding effective and failed health are provision; and (d) craft policy implications and recommendations.
The research project that gave rise to this conference was supported by a Senior Investigator Award to CMD Director, Alejandro Portes, from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The conference itself has been supported by a generous grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.