Human Services

Task Force on Foreign-Trained Physicians

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Minnesota Department of Health
Original Date of Publication: 
2015 Jan

Task Force on Foreign-Trained Physicians

The challenge of integrating foreign-trained physicians is complex and long-standing. In Minnesota, the issue gained urgency as policy makers sought to address several major issues facing the state, including shortages in the supply of physicians, an aging and diversifying population and persistent health disparities.

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Other

Creating Conditions to Support Healthy People: State Policies that Affect the Health of Undocumented Immigrants and their Families

Report Author: 
Michael A. Rodríguez, Maria-Elena Young, & Steven P. Wallace
Original Date of Publication: 
2015 Apr

Creating Conditions to Support Healthy People: State Policies that Affect the Health of Undocumented Immigrants and their Families

Creating Conditions to Support Healthy People attempts to rank states according to their record in promoting the health of undocumented immigrants.

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Improving Cultural Competence: A Treatment Improvement Protocol

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Oct

Improving Cultural Competence: A Treatment Improvement Protocol

With a mission to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness, SAMSHA produces Treatment Improvement Protocols (TIPs) to provide evidence-based and best practice guidance to clinicians, program administrators, and payers.

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Implementing CLAS Standards and Improving Cultural Competency and Language Access: A Practical Toolkit

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Arizona Health Disparities Center
Original Date of Publication: 
2014 Oct

Implementing CLAS Standards and Improving Cultural Competency and Language Access: A Practical Toolkit

Implementing CLAS standards and improving cultural competency and language access is designed to promote use of the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Ap

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Other

The Affordable Care Act & Mixed-Status Families: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Report Author: 
National Immigration Law Center
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Oct

The Affordable Care Act & Mixed-Status Families: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

National Immigration Law Center answers sixteen FAQs about how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) affects mixed-status families in the U.S.

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Other

Is the United States Bad for Children's Health? Risk and Resilience among Young Children of Immigrants

Report Author: 
Jennifer Van Hook, Nancy Landale, & Marianne Hillemeier
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Jul

Is the United States Bad for Children's Health? Risk and Resilience among Young Children of Immigrants

Is the United States Bad for Children's Health was written for a health policy symposium convened by MPI in January of 2013. The goal of the symposium was to frame the major policy and practice issues affecting children, birth through age 10, with immigrant parents.

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Migration Policy Institute

Black and Immigrant: Exploring the Effects of Ethnicity and Foreign-Born Status on Infant Health

Report Author: 
Tiffany L. Green
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Sep

Black and Immigrant: Exploring the Effects of Ethnicity and Foreign-Born Status on Infant Health challenges earlier research suggesting "superior" birth outcomes among immigrant mothers when compared to their native born counterparts. Most immigrant birth-outcome studies were based on data derived primarily from Mexican immigrant mothers.

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Migration Policy Institute

Discharge, Deportation and Dangerous Journeys: A Study on the Practice of Medical Repatriation

Report Author: 
Pyo Lee, Erica Sibley, Todd Tolin and Sarah Vader Woud
Original Date of Publication: 
2012 Dec

Discharge, Deportation and Dangerous Journeys: A Study on the Practice of Medical Repatriation reviews almost 1,000 cases of forced or coerced medical repatriation, defined as the decision of a hospital to return a critically injured or ill immigrant patient back to his/her native country without consent. Often, the quality of care available to these patients is inferior, family members and support networks are missing, and patients suffer and die.

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Seton Hall University School of Law

Promoting Appropriate Use of Physicians' Non-English Language Skills in Clinical Care: Recommendations for policymakers, organizations and clinicians

Report Author: 
Marsha Regenstein, Ellie Andres and Matthew Wynia
Original Date of Publication: 
2013 Feb

Produced by the Commission to End Health Care Disparities, an umbrella group consisting of more than 70 state and specialty medical societies, Promoting Appropriate Use of Physicians' Non-English Language Skills in Clinical Care seeks to improve the quality of communication and care given by bilingual physicians, who may have varying levels of ability in one or more non-English languages.

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