WHAT IS AILING U.S. ?
HEALTH CARE AND IMMIGRATION—ACCESS AND BARRIERS
May 14-16, 2009
This conference was the culmination of a two-year long research project sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and spearheaded by the director of the Princeton Center for Migration and Development, Alejandro Portes. The conference brought together top administrators, physicians, nurses, community activists, elected officials, and academics—many of whom were originally interviewed for the study—in a dialogue about key problems, solutions, and policy recommendations regarding health care provision to underserved populations, including immigrants
Ten of the finest health care providers in the South Florida, San Diego , and Greater Trenton areas were represented in the program. Of special interest to the event was the inclusion of successful initiatives, which may be used as models to extend health care services to underserved populations.
The conference was supported by a grant from the MacArthur Foundation and co-sponsored by the University Center for Human Values, the Program in Latin American Studies, and the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies.