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Research Priority Areas
All research proposed should highlight the migratory context and impact on health of the issue or problem of interest. Research questions should be focused on the projected impact of results on public policies.
The following research areas will be given priority:
- COVID-19. Given the health impact that the current pandemic has on a global level and particularly on mobile populations, it is expected (although it is not mandatory) that the proposals use this lens in a transversal way.
- Mental health and its relation with mobility, including depression, PTSD, domestic violence and violence from a public health perspective, alcoholism, and substance abuse;
- Chronic diseases, including nutrition-related conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, and obesity;
- Infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, hepatitis, and sexually transmitted infections (STIs);
- Women’s health, including breast and cervical cancer, reproductive health, and women’s rights;
- Racism, geography and vulnerability, social justice in the context of migration; resilience and strategic alliances;
- Occupational and environmental health, , including injury and accident prevention, pesticide exposure, respiratory illness, heat-related illness; and farmworker rights;
- Access to health care, including best practices for health prevention and promotion; strategies for expanding health insurance; legal aspects of access to health care; and the use of technology to reduce health disparities and health information technologies.
- Working conditions of health services personnel, including institutional human and material resources to provide quality health services, training on the particular conditions and regulations that migrants face, and on the interinstitutional coordination procedures for migrant assistance, among others.
- Monitoring the implementation of public policies on health and migration, including evaluation of their relevance, achievements of processes and results, which allow the generation of indicators, pertinent and updated information about migratory dynamics, preferably intersectoral and with the participation of the different actors involved: public institutions, academia, migratory groups and their organizations, and pro-migrant organizations, among others.
- Health of returnees or people in transit, including offers or barriers of public and private health systems, patterns of search and demand for care and its relation to the social integration of mobile persons; and chronic, infectious, or emerging diseases related to return migration.