SGIM Forum

HEALTH POLICY: PART I

ADVOCACY FOR PATIENTS WITH VULNERABLE LEGAL STATUS: PILOTING IMMIGRATION LEGAL NAVIGATION IN PRIMARY CARE

The climate of fear created by anti-immigrant rhetoric and immigration policies that target vulnerable immigrant populations critically undermines the health and wellbeing of immigrant patients. Healthcare professionals have an ethical and professional obligation to provide care to anyone who needs it, regardless of their immigration status. In addition to providing high-quality health care for immigrants, developing interventions that promote their legal and human rights is a potent form of advocacy that is critical for ensuring the health and wellbeing of vulnerable immigrants … Download the full article below.


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