Health and Healthcare
We believe that all people are equal and have a right to optimal health. However, research shows that in the United States, a person’s race, ethnicity, gender, national origin, citizenship status, religion, ability status, socioeconomic status, and more directly affect their health. This is partially due to the fact that our health and social systems were not designed with equity in mind. Therefore, it is not entirely surprising (though unacceptable) when we see evidence of disparities in healthcare access, treatment, and outcomes for immigrants.
We partner with healthcare organizations and go beyond documenting disparities to:
- Investigate patterns and causes of disparate health outcomes for immigrants in healthcare organizations and systems
- Test promising or evidence-based practices from pilot programs and interventions designed to advance health equity
- Identify the impacts of specific place-based or organizational health equity efforts
- Research and analyze potential policy solutions or recommendations with partners