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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Immigration as a Social Determinant of Health: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25204.
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Immigration as a
Social Determinant
of Health

PROCEEDINGS OF A WORKSHOP

Steve Olson and Karen M. Anderson, Rapporteurs

Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity

Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice

Health and Medicine Division

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Suggested citation: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Immigration as a social determinant of health: Proceedings of a workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: https://doi.org/10.17226/25204.

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PLANNING COMMITTEE ON IMMIGRATION AS A SOCIAL DETERMINANT OF HEALTH1

FRANCISCO GARCÍA (Chair), Director and Chief Medical Officer, Pima County Department of Health

GILLIAN BARCLAY, Healthcare Industry Specialist, Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development

B. NED CALONGE, President and CEO, The Colorado Trust

SAMANTHA SABO, Associate Professor, Center for Health Equity Research, Northern Arizona University

MELISSA A. SIMON, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology/Preventive Medicine and Medical Social Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

UCHENNA S. UCHENDU, Executive Director, Office of Health Equity, Veterans Health Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

WINSTON F. WONG, Medical Director, Community Benefit, Kaiser Permanente

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1 The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s planning committees are solely responsible for organizing the workshop, identifying topics, and choosing speakers. The responsibility for the published Proceedings of a Workshop rests with the workshop rapporteurs and the institution.

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ROUNDTABLE ON THE PROMOTION OF HEALTH EQUITY1

ANTONIA VILLARRUEL (Chair), University of Pennsylvania

PATRICIA BAKER, Connecticut Health Foundation

JULIE A. BALDWIN, Center for Health Equity Research, Northern Arizona University

GILLIAN BARCLAY, Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development

B. NED CALONGE, The Colorado Trust

KENDALL M. CAMPBELL, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University

LUTHER T. CLARK, Merck & Co., Inc.

FRANCISCO GARCÍA, Pima County Department of Health

JEFFREY A. HENDERSON, Black Hills Center for American Indian Health

EVE J. HIGGINBOTHAM, University of Pennsylvania

CARA V. JAMES, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

CHRIS KABEL, The Kresge Foundation

MELENIE MAGNOTTA, Aetna Foundation

OCTAVIO N. MARTINEZ, Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, The University of Texas at Austin

CHRISTINE RAMEY, Health Resources and Services Administration

MELISSA A. SIMON, Northwestern University

PATTIE TUCKER, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

UCHENNA S. UCHENDU, Office of Health Equity, Veterans Health Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

ROHIT VARMA, University of Southern California

WINSTON F. WONG, Kaiser Permanente

Staff

KAREN ANDERSON, Director

ANNA MARTIN, Senior Program Assistant

HOPE HARE, Administrative Assistant

ROSE MARIE MARTINEZ, Director, Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice

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1 The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s forums and roundtables do not issue, review, or approve individual documents. The responsibility for the published Proceedings of a Workshop rests with the workshop rapporteurs and the institution.

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This Proceedings of a Workshop was reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in making each published proceedings as sound as possible and to ensure that it meets the institutional standards for quality, objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the process.

We thank the following individuals for their review of this proceedings:

KENDALL M. CAMPBELL, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University

ERIN HAGAN, University of California, San Francisco

MELISSA A. SIMON, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

PATTIE TUCKER, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Since 1965 the foreign-born population of the United States has swelled from 9.6 million or 5 percent of the population to 45 million or 14 percent in 2015. Today, about one-quarter of the U.S. population consists of immigrants or the children of immigrants. Given the sizable representation of immigrants in the U.S. population, their health is a major influence on the health of the population as a whole. On average, immigrants are healthier than native-born Americans. Yet, immigrants also are subject to the systematic marginalization and discrimination that often lead to the creation of health disparities. To explore the link between immigration and health disparities, the Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity held a workshop in Oakland, California, on November 28, 2017. This summary of that workshop highlights the presentations and discussions of the workshop.

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