The California Initiative for Health Equity and Action (Cal-IHEA), in co-sponsorship with the California Latino Legislative Caucus, hosted a policy briefing to stimulate discussion between UC faculty, policymakers, and advocates to advance policy and practice solutions to protect the health and welfare of our state's immigrant communities.
University of California faculty presented their ongoing research and engaged in a discussion focused on strategies to ensure health institutions are safe spaces for all patients, county and local policy alternatives to expand access to care for undocumented immigrants, and experiences of health and social support needs among undocumented senior populations. Our participants had the opportunity to advance the development of policies to protect the health and well-being of California’s immigrant communities.
- Arturo Vargas-Bustamante, PhD, MPP (UCLA): Expanding Health Insurance Coverage for Undocumented Immigrants: Comparing Strategies Across CA
- Cecilia Ayón, PhD, MSW (UC Riverside): Access to Health Care for Undocumented Seniors: Perceptions & Experiences of Health Needs & Barriers
- Maria-Elena Young, PhD, MPH (UC Merced): Health Inequities Based on Legal/Citizenship Status
- Altaf Saadi, MD (UCLA): Health Institutions as Safe Spaces: A Systems-Based Approach
- Gerardo Moreno, MD, MS (UCLA): Path to Health: Expanding Healthcare Access to Undocumented Individuals through County Medical Service Program