Reports: Health

Living in an Immigrant Family in America: How Fear and Toxic Stress are Affecting Daily Life, Well-Being, and Health
Kaiser Family Foundation, December 2017, 24 pp.
Immigration policy has been and continues to be a controversial topic in the United States. This brief provides insight into how the current environment is affecting the daily lives, well-being, and health of immigrant families, including their children. The findings are based on focus groups with parents in immigrant families from 15 countries and interviews with pediatricians who serve immigrant communities.   more info >

Hispanic Children Least Likely to Have Health Insurance Citizenship, Ethnicity, and Language Barriers to Coverage
Carsey School of Public Policy, June 2016, 6 pp.
This policy brief examines health insurance coverage of Hispanic children and its relationship to their citizenship status, their parents’ citizenship status, parents’ insurance coverage, language spoken at home, and their state’s Medicaid expansion policies.   more info >

Speaking for Ourselves: A Study with Immigrant and Refugee Communities in the Twin Cities
Wilder Research, April 2016, 383 pp.
The Speaking for Ourselves survey asked immigrants and refugees living in the Twin Cities about their perceptions and experiences related to education, transportation, housing, public health, safety, employment, finances, community and social engagement, and the immigrant experience.   more info >

Elderly Immigrants in the United States
Population Reference Bureau, October 2013, 9 pp.
Profile of immigrants who are older adults: demographic trends, economic circumstances, living arrangements, and health.   more info >

A Community of Contrasts: Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in the Midwest, 2012
Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, December 2012, 90 pp.
Profile of Asian Americans in the Midwest, including the Twin Cities area.   more info >

State of the Asian Pacific Minnesotans: 2010 Census and 2008-2010 American Community Survey Report
Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans, April 2012, 36 pp.
Demographic data on Asian Pacific Minnesotans. Includes data on state and county numbers by ethnic group, homeownership, educational attainment, unemployment, income and poverty, and health insurance.   more info >

Immigrant Children: The Future of Children Spring 2011
The Brookings Institution and Princeton University, March 2011, 270 pp.
Includes a variety of articles that look at the well-being of immigrant children and what can be done to improve their educational attainment, health, social and cognitive development, and long-term prospects for economic mobility.   more info >

Health disparities: An Asian American & Pacific Islander community response
Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans, January 2009, 32 pp.
Recommendations from a Minnesota forum on Asian health disparities. Topics include health care access, health promotion, health data, health conditions, professional development, and emergency preparedness.   more info >

Primary refugee arrivals to Minnesota
Minnesota Department of Health, August 2008, 12 pp.
Data on refugees in Minnesota. Provides the number of refugee arrivals each year, not an estimate of the population living here. Includes the yearly number of refugee arrivals by region of the world from 1979-2007, initial county of resettlement, and the health status of new refugees.   more info >

Growing Up Healthy in Minnesota
Wilder Research, March 2005, 12 pp.
Key results and lessons learned from Growing Up Healthy in Minnesota, an initiative of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation to provide and increase awareness and access to preventive health and dental care. Outlines the methods, results, and learnings of nine organizations around the state that received grants. Focused particularly on the needs of immigrant communities and communities of color.   more info >

Immigrant health, a call to action: Recommendations from the Minnesota Immigrant Health Task Force
Minnesota Immigrant Health Task Force, January 2005, 45 pp.
Describes eight action steps to improve immigrant health in Minnesota, including ways that decision makers, health care administrators, educators and others can help with implementation.   more info >

The health and well-being of young children of immigrants
Urban Institute, November 2003, 42 pp.
This report focuses on the health and well-being of young children under six in immigrant families. Sections include: immigration trends and impacts; poverty, family structure, and parents' work; risk factors for poor school performance; hardship and benefit use; health status and insurance coverage; and child care arrangements.   more info >

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