HIA strongly believes that research is imperative and can provide important information about disease trends and risk factors, outcomes of treatment or public health interventions, functional abilities, patterns of care, and health care costs and use. As a result, HIA has created several programs that aim to understand more about migration and health. These programs include:
- MAHRC: The Migration and Health Research Center strives to improve the health of migrant communities globally by conducting research with the aim of improving the health of migrants thereby promoting awareness of issues of migration and health and disseminating research findings and news related to migration and health for academic and non-academic audiences.
- PIMSA: La Programa de Investigación en Migración y Salud, funds binational research teams whose research proposals focus on migration and health within current policy contexts. Both preliminary and final results of these projects have been presented in public policy forums attended by academic researchers, key stakeholders, and policy makers from Mexico and the United States.
- UC-México Initiative-Health Working Group: The purpose of the Health Working Group (HWG) is to bring UC and Mexican students, faculty, and researchers in a variety of scholarly settings to focus on discussion, learning, and sharing information on various health topics.