Achieving Health Equity and Social Justice for Newly Arrived Immigrants in Arizona and Beyond
The 2019 Achieving Health Equity and Social Justice for Newly Arrived Immigrants in Arizona and Beyond Community Engagement Toolkit features videos and resources that community members and academic health centers can use to:
- Understand the critical issues regarding the health and health care of newly arrived immigrants including migrant workers, refugees, and asylum-seeking populations and undocumented individuals.
- Understand the role of policy and social determinants of health in creating and perpetuating health care inequities among newly arrived populations.
- Strategize and develop the role for academic medical centers across clinical, educational, and research missions to improve the health and health care of immigrant populations.
We encourage you to use the Achieving Health Equity and Social Justice for Newly Arrived Immigrants in Arizona and Beyond videos to learn more about the unique needs and inequities faced by newly arrived immigrants in and in Arizona and the United States, and to continue the dialogue about how academic medicine – across its research, education, clinical, and diversity and inclusion missions – can improve the health and well-being of immigrant populations.
Patients share how being an immigrant has affected their health, and provide recommendations for medical students about how to better provide care for immigrant populations.
Using the voices of community leaders — including physicians, nurses, and social workers — this video highlights the pressing need to educate, train, and inspire a new workforce of healthcare and research professionals who are knowledgeable about the impacts of immigration status on health.
Government and Community-Based Agencies
- Catholic Charities
- Cultural Orientation Resource Center
- International Rescue Committee
- Office of the Administration for Children and Families Office of Refugee Resettlement
- St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center Maternal Outreach Mobile
- United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
- Valley Wise Health Refugee Women’s Health Clinic
- World Health Organization
- Arizona Impact: Community-based Care Saves Lives
- Center for Disease Control’s Refugee Health Profiles
- Department of Homeland Security Refugees and Asylees
- Refugee Health Orientation Videos
- Acosta, David A, and Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola. “Academic health centers and care of undocumented immigrants in the United States: servant leaders or uncourageous followers?.” Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges vol. 89,4 (2014): 540-3.
- Arizona State University Morrison Institute for Public Policy Purgatory: In-between Violence and Immigration Policy
- Banke-Thomas, A., et al. “Experiences of refugee women in accessing and utilizing a refugee-focused prenatal clinic in the United States: A mixed methods study.” Glob Womens Health 1 (2017): 14-20.
- Johnson-Agbakwu, Crista E., et al. “Mental health screening among newly arrived refugees seeking routine obstetric and gynecologic care.” Psychological services 11.4 (2014): 470.
- Kaiser Family Foundation Health Coverage and Care of Undocumented Immigrants