The Impact of Preventive Care: Public Health Policy Affecting Undocumented Immigrants

he United States is facing increasing rates of immigration and increasing numbers of undocumented immigrants. Immigration reform is a current legislative topic and many different approaches have been proposed. Government officials face challenging decisions regarding immigration regulation and public benefits for undocumented immigrants, particularly health care …

Female Refugee Health Status in Utah 2007

There are 59 ethnicities and nationalities represented in the state of Utah. More than 53 languages are spoken in Utah by persons of refugee status. This creates potential and existing communication barriers. To compound this matter, some refugee populations, including the Somali Bantu, did not have a written language in their respective countries. This makes telling time, reading calendars to make appointments, and dispensing health promotion literature ineffective …