The Partners for Advancing Health Equity (P4HE) Resource Library is a virtual portal containing action-oriented health equity research, practice, and policies. The library aims to increase equity in health by offering free access to field-tested, evidence-informed and evidence-based programs strategies and high-quality research.
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- The Health Equity & Access under the Law (HEAL) for Immigrant Families Act of 2023 removes political interference and restores coverage so immigrants in the United States (U.S.) can participate in the health insurance programs for which they would be eligible but for their immigration status or length of stay. This bill will allow immigrants and their families to receive the health coverage…July 2023Medicaid, Medicare
- "The Greensboro Experience: A Public Health Lens on Refugee Health Disparity During a Pandemic” was a dynamic webinar with community and academic experts who helped create awareness of the misinformation the refugee diaspora receive about the US healthcare system, exacerbating unique health disparities combined with COVID-19 risks. Refugees are a significant part of our economy and we can no…March 2023COVID-19/Coronavirus, Social/Structural Determinants
- Stress & trauma toolkit for treating undocumented immigrants in a changing political and social environmentImmigration to United States began in the 17th century, and ever since, the country has been the destination for millions of people as they search for a better life. According to recent Pew Research data, there are approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. Of these, 5.6 million are of Mexican descent, 1.8 million are from Central America, and 1.5 million are from Asia. The U.S…January 2023Mental/Behavioral Health
- Immigration affects the health of those who migrate –and those left behind –in many ways. The effects are both positive and negative. Some impacts are fleeting while others are long-lasting. Causal mechanisms are complex. Migration can affect health and vice-versa; selection effects (migration is not a random process) muddy the waters. Organized by Partners for Advancing Health Equity (P4HE…November 2022Illness/Disease/Injury/Wellbeing
- In a finding that challenges the notion that immigrants are freeloaders in the American health care system, a new study shows they are paying a lot more through health care premiums and related taxes than they actually use in care. In fact, the amount that immigrants pay in makes up for some of the amount of health care that non-immigrants use in excess of what they pay. “Some politicians and…November 2022Services & Programs
- As on reproductive justice, Unitarian Universalists (UUs) are uniquely positioned to advocate for justice for immigrants. Some of the most harmful effects of the broken U.S. immigration system have been borne by women and parents who are unable to have full control over their sexual and reproductive lives because of their immigration status, race, financial capabilities, or gender identity. For…January 2022Migration
- This commentary summarizes recent literature pertaining to healthcare challenges and needs during the current pandemic among refugees and asylum seekers residing in a host country. We conducted a literature review to identify barriers to shielding these structurally marginalized populations from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. (author abstract) #P4HEwebinarNovember2022July 2021COVID-19/Coronavirus, Social Environment
- Loneliness and social isolation in older adults are serious public health risks affecting a significant number of people in the United States and putting them at risk for dementia and other serious medical conditions. A report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) points out that more than one-third of adults aged 45 and older feel lonely, and nearly one-…April 2021Aging and Life Course
- Differential impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have brought deeply rooted inequities to the forefront, where increasing evidence has shown that racialized immigrant and migrant (im/migrant) populations face a disproportionate burden of COVID-19. Im/migrant communities may be worst affected by lockdowns and restrictive measures, face less opportunity to physically distance or stay home sick within…February 2021COVID-19/Coronavirus, Social/Structural Determinants
- Last Thursday, in an Oval Office meeting with lawmakers, President Trump is reported to have made a derogatory statement about immigrants, and their places of origin. White House sources say the context for the remarks had been the President expressing frustration at the US protecting immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, and Africa. Trump reportedly expressed his desire for the US to instead…January 2018Racism