|Migration & Health
Check out our 2015 Activity Report which details what we accomplished in 2015 and our goals for 2016.
This year’s Forum included presentations from Latin American leaders and workshops in critical areas affecting Latinos’ health including: access to and utilization of health services, nutrition/diabetes/obesity, mental health, violence, and occupational and safety.
This new report describes the sociodemographic characteristics of Latin American migrant population in the United States. Immigrants’ health concerns, such as access to medical insurance and the three main health issues affecting this population—diabetes mellitus, mental illnesses and conditions affecting the elderly population—are also explored. Differences between those born in Mexico, Central or South America and now resident in the U.S. are compared with the nonHispanic U.S. population, using U.S and Mexican data sources.
Now in its fifth year, IBIZA (Spanish for the binational Zacatecas health initiative) continues to empower communities through their annual binational exchange, where health promotors from California have the opportunity to learn about the health needs of the migrant population, as well as the work strategies that are being implemented in the communities where the migration has originated to improve the health and quality of life of these populations