Archive for September, 2015
September 30, 2015 Leave a comment
- 430,000 Immigrants have lost their health insurance because the US Department of Health and Human Services sent confusing document requests on what to provide in order to keep insurance.
- Despite calls from Republican leaders, Presidential Hopeful Donald Trump continues rants on undocumented immigrants.
- The arrest of a Mexican woman who presented apparently fake identification at a Houston clinic, may deter other undocumented migrants from seeking healthcare.
- California polls show 47 percent of residents are in support of undocumented immigrant healthcare, and the opposition is mostly found to be supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
- A University of Virginia team has collaborated on a National Institutes of Health-funded project designed to help Latinas in a rural farming community in Florida, developing an interactive, multimedia health education program delivered by virtual humans on a tablet device.
- Existing gray area in law states that a “resident” of the Tom Green county can apply for health care which opens the door for “illegals” to also apply for health insurance no matter their country of origin.
- Dimelo en Espanol, a program created by the Ankerman Institute for the Family, is providing therapy sessions in Spanish, with prices based on family income, to Latino immigrant population.
- Monterey County Board of supervisors have set aside $500,000 to pay for the county’s undocumented residents’ lab tests, radiology and pharmacy services.
- The influx of migrants seeking refuge in European Nations coincides with a lack of discussion about meeting their complex health needs, especially over the long-term.
- Newborn infants of undernourished and abused migrant women heading to European Nations could face future health problems given the stress and injuries suffered by their mothers.
- The World Health Organization (WHO) to provide medical assistance to migrants by training personnel at various points of entry in migration and public health matters, medical supplies, and by assessing E.U. and national preparedness.
- New University College Dublin research shows surprising and disturbing results of migrant mental health needs in Dublin.
- An increasing number of pregnant migrant women in the UK are not seeking antenatal care due to fear of high costs or being thrown out of the UK.
Prepared by Priyanka Rao
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