HIA has developed a number of health-related resource materials for health service providers, academics, policymakers, and the general population.
To date, the “Migration and Health” reports had addressed the health conditions, coverage, and type of access to health care of the immigrant population residing in the United States (45.1 million), focusing on those born in Central America (3.4 million), South America (3.0 million), and particularly the Mexican-born population (12.0 million), which is the largest group in the United States, comprising a significant segment of the undocumented population (5.8 million in 2014).
This year, the publication consists of seven papers, each addressing a particular theme. The populations covered include: migrants in the United States, migrants who have returned to their country of origin, and the population traveling through Mexico on its way to the United States. The report is a result of binational collaboration between the Government of Mexico, through the National Popualation Council (CONAPO for its Spanish acronym), Health Initiatives of the Americas, UC Berkeley School of Public Health, UC Davis, and UCLA. Through these papers, the authors document a wide variety of aspects related to the migration and health binomial, with the aim of contributing towards a better understanding of this phenomenon and improving the quality of life of the migrant population.