142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Immigration status and enforcement, Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation and issues on access to healthcare among refugees and immigrant populations

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Can Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation improve access to healthcare services among immigrants? Would immigration status and enforcement derail the ACA goal? What effect, if any, is Immigration status and enforcement having on access to preventive care services among immigrants? The proposed session examines these questions and highlights specific challenges pose to immigrant populations, especially undocumented immigrants, in light of key policy ACA implementation.
Session Objectives: Identify approaches to measuring undocumented status in immigrant populations. Describe policy provisions that include and/or exclude legal and undocumented immigrants from receiving health care and social benefits under the Affordable Care Act, Welfare Reform and other related policies. Describe health insurance coverage disparities related to documentation status among children of immigrants Discuss how immigration policies hinder public health efforts to respond to family and intimate partner violence among undocumented immigrants.

Efforts to Address Family Violence: How Localized Immigration Enforcement Impacts Undocumented Latino Immigrants
Nolan Kline, MA, Heide Castaņeda, PhD, MPH, Ellen Daley, PhD, Cheryl A. Vamos, PhD, MPH and Angela Stuesse, PhD

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Organized by: Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health
Endorsed by: Public Health Nursing, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights