A research study by ICH’s Leah Zallman and Sharon Touw, along with co-authors from Harvard Medical School, has gained significant news coverage. The article, “Care For America’s Elderly and Disabled People Relies on Immigrant Labor,” demonstrates the disproportionately large role immigrant health care workers play in caring for the elderly and disabled populations in the United States. Since publication last Tuesday, June 3rd in Health Affairs, the article has been rapidly picked up by various news sources, including The Washington Post, Reuters, and NBC News (see more below).
To read the research article, click here.
In addition, Leah discussed the study and the implications of restrictive immigration policy on the state of healthcare on a WTOP radio segment and a Health Affairs podcast. Click on the links below to listen:
- Newsmakers: Immigrants A Large Share of Community-Based Health Care Workers
- Events: Community Care for High-Needs Patients
See the below list for a selection of media outlets and articles featuring the study:
- Bloomberg: Immigrants Help To Alleviate US Health Care Staffing Shortage
- Bloomberg: What To Know In Washington: GOP Weighs Trump Trade Confrontation
- Healthcare Economist: Is The Trump Wall Bad For Your Health?
- HealthDay News: Immigrants Make Up 1 In 4 US Health Care Workers (Also Appeared In: US News & World Report)
- HealthLeaders Media: Immigrants Comprise More Than 18% Of Healthcare Workers
- McKnight’s Senior Living: Study: Immigrants Account For 25.7% Of Workforce In Long-Term Care Sector That Includes Senior Living
- Medscape: Immigrants Make Up Large Portion Of US Healthcare Workforce
- Morning Consult: Morning Consult Health: SEC Said To Be Investigating GE, Philips, Siemens In Alleged Medical Equipment Bribery Scheme In China
- Morning Consult: Study: Trump’s Immigration Agenda May Compromise Care For Elderly, Disabled
- Skilled Nursing News: Immigration Crackdown Could Hurt Skilled Nursing Operators Beyond Staffing
- STAT News: Morning Rounds – June 4, 2019