Health of Migrants: Working Towards a Better Future

Xochitl Castañeda, Magdalena Ruiz Ruelas, Emily Felt, Marc B Schenker

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For international migrants, in particular for those who cross without the required documentation, there are a number of health threats and problems that may begin during transit and a number that occur as a result of migrants' socio-economic status in the receiving country. This article discusses the health status of Mexican immigrants in the United States including their access to health care, health disparities, and the social determinants of health among this population, with a focus on the health of women and children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)421-433
Number of pages13
JournalInfectious Disease Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2011


  • Health insurance
  • Latino health
  • Mexican immigrants
  • Migration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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