3136.0 Immigrant Health Care and the California Health Interview Survey

Monday, November 8, 2010: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) is the nation's largest state health survey and because of California's diversity provides a rich population-based sample to explore differences in healthcare access and utilization among many immigrant populations. As such, CHIS presents researchers with a unique opportunity to examine health disparities through multiple lenses, including race/ethnicity, geographic, social, and economic status. Researchers, public health departments, legislators, community organizations and advocacy groups throughout the country rely on CHIS data to inform public policy. This session will highlight research conducted with CHIS 2005 and 2007 data to assess and address health disparities among immigrant groups. Participants will learn how CHIS data can be used to address immigrant health disparities not only for state and local areas in California but throughout the nation.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe insurance and utilization rates of undocumented immigrant populations. 2. Identify the advantages of using the California Health Interview Survey for health data on numerically small population groups. 3. To identify differences in healthcare access and utilization among immigrant groups by lawful permanent residency status, and determine the relative contribution of predisposing, enabling, need, and unobserved factors.

Unraveling the myth: Insuring the undocumented immigrants will not increase health care use
Nadereh Pourat, PhD, Steven Wallace, PhD, Ninez Ponce, MPP, PhD and E. Richard Brown, PhD
Immigrant Older Adults Less Likely than Native Born to Use Emergency Departments
Steven P. Wallace, PhD and Carolyn A. Mendez-Luck, PhD, MPH

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Medical Care
Endorsed by: Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health, Statistics, Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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