IHAIG – Immigrant Health and Advocacy Interest Group
Rashid Akbari & Olivier Barolette
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.