4085.0 Panel Discussion: Global patterns and contextual factors associated with immigration and health

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 10:30 AM
This panel session will provide researchers and policy makers insight into the complexity of factors impacting immigration, health, and access to care. Each presentation involves a unique analysis of data demonstrating the importance of factors such as social and relational conditions, sending region, migration networks, household composition, legal status, demographic factors, and employment conditions. In addition, recent work conducted by the Employment Conditions Network of the World Health Organization Commission on the Social Determinants of Health, using a welfare regime analysis to study global immigration and health status will be discussed.
Session Objectives: 1. Recognize the complexity of issues surrounding immigration and health. 2. Examine associations between immigration and a country’s health status in a global context using a welfare regime analysis (a country’s mix of government, private sector and family in the production of goods and services). 3. Identify and discuss the associations between immigration status (including household composition and sending region), demographic, and social factors with access to health care and continuity of care.
Carles Muntaner, MD, PhD

10:37 AM
Immigration, Welfare Regime, and Health Status
Carles Muntaner, MD, PhD and Haejoo Chung, RPh, MSc
11:07 AM

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Organized by: Epidemiology
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus

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