Online Program

A Local Perspective: The Health Status of Undocumented Immigrants

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 3:05 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

Nadereh Pourat, PhD, Department of Health Policy and Management, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health/UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, Los Angeles, CA
This presentation will examine whether the health status and health care utilization of undocumented immigrants in California differs from US born, naturalized citizens and legal permanent residents. The findings contradict common perceptions that the undocumented are sicker or use a high level of health services.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Describe health and health care use of undocumented immigrants in California. Evaluate validity of common perceptions of undocumented immigrants. Discuss the impact of low coverage of undocumented and policy solutions to improve health insurance coverage.

Keyword(s): Underserved Populations, Health Care Utilization

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have done extensive research in this area.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.