Health Affairs Briefings on Border Health and Immigrant Health

About This Event

In a country where one in seven residents is an immigrant, and about 15 million people live within 100 kilometers of the US-Mexican border, there are significant disparities in health status between people born in the US and those who have immigrated, and the demographics are changing constantly. The July 2021 thematic issue of Health Affairs, supported by CHCF, takes an intensive look at the policy issues related to immigrants, borders, and health. Articles describe current migration trends and supply new data analysis and commentary on how policies can address disparities and ease the disproportionate health burden borne by immigrants.

Health Affairs will highlight the content of the issue in two online events featuring key papers and authors, and a high-level discussion with experts and the audience.

Border Health: Evidence & Policy Issues

Monday, July 12, 2021, 10:30 AM–noon (PT)

Confirmed speakers:

  • Elizabeth A. Pollock, Assistant Scientist, University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • Rodrigo Dominguez-Villegas, Director of Research, Latino Policy and Politics Initiative, UCLA
  • Sharon Borja, Assistant Professor, Graduate College of Social Work, University of Houston
  • C. Nicholas Cuneo, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Ietza Bojorquez-Chapela, Professor-Researcher, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte
  • Arturo Vargas Bustamante, Professor of Health Policy and Management, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
  • Hilda Dávila Chávez, Former Director General of International Relations, Secretaria de Salud, Mexico
  • Sandra R. Hernández, MD, President and CEO, CHCF

Watch a recording of the event here.

Immigrant Health: Evidence & Policy Issues

Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 10:30 AM–noon (PT)

Confirmed speakers:

  • Arturo Vargas Bustamante, Professor of Health Policy and Management, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
  • Dolores Acevedo-Garcia, Samuel F. and Rose B. Gingold Professor of Human Development and Social Policy; Director, Institute for Child, Youth, and Family Policy, Brandeis University
  • Brandy Lipton, Assistant Professor, Division of Health Management and Policy, San Diego State University
  • Leighton Ku, Professor and Director, Center for Health Policy Research, George Washington University School of Public Health
  • Sharon Touw, Senior Project Manager and Epidemiologist, Institute for Community Health

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