The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA

3357.0: Monday, November 17, 2003 - Board 3

Abstract #65150

Expanding Health Access to Mexican Workers and their Families in California and Mexico: The Efforts of a Joint CMHI and CPAC Collaboration

Gilbert M. Ojeda, California Policy Research Center, Program on Access to Care, University of California, Office of the President, 1950 Addison Street, ste. 203, Berkeley, CA 94720-7410, 510-642-3140,

As a public service program of the University of California, CPAC is mandated to monitor and assess the prospects for expanded access to health care for California's immigrant working poor.

In addition to funding over 20 studies since 1998 assessing the health conditions and service delivery options for this population, CPAC has also convened forums on farmworkers and immigrants and served as initial funder and catalyst to the California Mexico Health Initiative (CMHI). In addition to annual support for CMHI, CPAC has collaborated and lent assistance in the creation of the CA-Mexico HIV Initiative, the CA-Mexico Research Program in conjunction with UC Mexus, a Transnational Insurance Forum to promote additional private and public sector coverage and a pilot project to establish health stations in the Mexican consulates in California.

The presentation will provide an overview of these efforts and the prospects for maintaining and expanding health coverage to Mexican workers and their families during a period of public and private health crisis.

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Keywords: Access to Care, Migrant Workers

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Presenting author's disclosure statement:
I do not have any significant financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organization/institution whose products or services are being discussed in this session.

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The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA