Health Interventions for Immigrant
and Migrant Populations
President and Chief Executive Officer
Hudson River HealthCare
Vice President, Quality Services
Hudson River HealthCare
Immigrants and migrant workers to the United States face a variety of barriers that may make access to health care difficult. These barriers can be linked to their economic, social, and cultural status. Health interventions for such populations circumvent barriers by being mindful of cultural and economic issues that may preclude families from receiving timely, quality health care. Such health interventions include conducting community outreach programs, providing culturally competent care, and providing education to immigrant and migrant populations. Such efforts connect families to health care and promote healthy living. Ultimately, health interventions for immigrant and migrant groups strive to alleviate health issues that are disproportionately high in such populations relative to the general population.
Originally broadcast January 21, 2010.
- Identify two cultural barriers that make access to health care difficult.
- Name two interventions that may overcome the marginal economic status of some immigrants/migrant workers.
- Explain the benefits of using a multi-disciplinary team in providing health interventions for immigrant and migrant populations.
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