Event Title

Protecting the Vulnerable: Immigrants Access to Adequate Healthcare

Presenter Information

Anastasiya Davis, Seattle University

Publication Date

2020

Start Date

28-8-2020 10:45 AM

End Date

28-8-2020 11:10 AM

Moderator

Sophie Zandel

Description

There are over 44.7 million immigrants living in America today. They all have a story to tell. They come to America in hopes of acquiring a better life. A lot of them seek refuge as they escape dire situations. They must assimilate into a new culture, with limited funds and resources, and on top of navigating this new life, a lot of them do so without the access to proper healthcare. Several factors are presumed to exacerbate immigrants limited access to health care. Some of these include policy changes, discrimination, and employment. The purpose of this presentation is to raise awareness of this issue, understand the barriers that stand in the way of immigrants and their access to healthcare, and find solutions that can someday overcome these barriers. Additionally, this article will be exploring how the pandemic has shed light on this issue and has put our most vulnerable individuals at a higher risk.

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Protecting the Vulnerable: Immigrants Access to Adequate Healthcare

There are over 44.7 million immigrants living in America today. They all have a story to tell. They come to America in hopes of acquiring a better life. A lot of them seek refuge as they escape dire situations. They must assimilate into a new culture, with limited funds and resources, and on top of navigating this new life, a lot of them do so without the access to proper healthcare. Several factors are presumed to exacerbate immigrants limited access to health care. Some of these include policy changes, discrimination, and employment. The purpose of this presentation is to raise awareness of this issue, understand the barriers that stand in the way of immigrants and their access to healthcare, and find solutions that can someday overcome these barriers. Additionally, this article will be exploring how the pandemic has shed light on this issue and has put our most vulnerable individuals at a higher risk.