IHAIG – Immigrant Health and Advocacy Interest Group


Co-Presidents Rashid Akbari & Olivier Barolette
Co-Treasurers Jin Choi & Sonile Peck

Welcome to the [IHAIG – Immigrant Health and Advocacy Interest Group]!

Immigrant families represent the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population; one in every four children (~ 18.4 million children) lives in an immigrant family. Immigrant children and their families face a variety of challenges to their health and well-being, including poverty, lack of health insurance, low educational attainment, substandard housing and language barriers.  As future providers, it is important that we are connected to local resources and educated about this vulnerable population in order to sufficiently advocate for the families in our community.