Department of Emergency Medicine
Migration and Health Research Center

Links


The following are links to other organizations and networks who are involved in promoting and/ or researching health in migrant communities: 

Health Initiative of the Americas (HIA) University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health.
The Initiative's objective is to coordinate and optimize the availability of health resources for Mexican immigrants and their families through bilateral training, research, and health promotion activities.

PIMSA, their migration and health research program provides seed funds for projects that enhance the  knowledge of migration and health-related issues facing Mexican-origin workers and their families.

http://hia.berkeley.edu/

 

Veteran, Immigrant, and Refugee Trauma Institue of Sacramento (VIRTIS)
Sacramento-based institue providing psychosocial services and conducting research to benefit traumatized war veterans, refugees, and immigrants in California. Offers intervention and training, and participates in transnational research partnerships.

http://virtis-ptsd.org/


UCGHI Center of Expertise on Migration and Health
The mission of the COEMH is to provide leadership to improve health and eliminate health disparities of international migrants, refugees, and internally displaced people around the world. It also promotes the training of students and stimulates key academics to address critical issues related to migration and health. To accomplish these objectives, COEMH draws upon multidisciplinary scholarship from all UC campuses and collaborative international experiences.

http://www.ucghi.universityofcalifornia.edu/coes/migration-and-health



National Alliance for Hispanic Health
Group of organizations and individuals forming a science based alliance to improve the health and well being of Hispanics.

http://www.hispanichealth.org/

 

The California Endowment
The California Endowment awards grants to organizations which support their mission “to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental improvements in the health status of all Californians.” They produce a range of publications and focus on access to health, culturally competent health systems,(community health) and the elimination of disparities.

http://www.calendow.org/

 

California Immigrant Policy Center
Information, advocacy tools, education and research materials regarding California’s immigrants and their economic , social and demographic impact on the state and nation. An example applied to health is their Toolkit for integrating immigrants into the health care reform.

http://www.caimmigrant.org/

  

National Institute of Public Health In Mexico
National Health Research and Public Health Policy for Mexico.  Descriptions of Centers of Investigation in English.

http://www.insp.mx/

 

Division of Global Public Health:
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.
Education and Research on global health issues including migrants to the U.S.

http://gph.ucsd.edu/

 

Global Health Sciences: 
University of California, San Francisco
Combines health, social, and biological sciences, and focuses on pressing issues in global health

http://globalhealthsciences.ucsf.edu/

 

Immigrant, Refugee and Migrant Health: CDC Division of Global Migration and Quarantine

http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dq/refugee/index.htm

 

Health of Mexican American Population: National Center for Health Statistics (CDC)
Data from the National Surveys concerning Latino Health in the USA

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/mexican-health.htm

 

Center for Reducing Health Disparities, University of California, Davis
Research is centered on  racial and ethnic minorities including immigrants who are generally in poorer health, suffer worse health outcomes, and have higher morbidity and mortality rates than their white cohorts.

http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/crhd/

Migration Policy Institute
Data and information on policy issues with respect to migration, includes health.

http://www.migrationinformation.org/index.cfm


Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, University of California, Berkeley and Davis
Established to deepen the understanding of occupational and environmental hazards and to prevent disease, fatalities, and injuries. Migrant workers are a significant section of California's workforce and included in the research and dissemination of findings.

http://coeh.berkeley.edu/

http://coeh.ucdavis.edu/

www.coehce.org/