Health & Well-Being

On this webinar, funders will learn about responses to date to the final ‘public charge’ rule, ranging from local-level community education to state-level coordinated campaigns, to national litigation efforts.
September 2019
Webinar
A Threat to Health and Wellbeing: Public Charge's Expected Impact and How Philanthropy Can Respond
Program
The Trump administration has launched its most far-reaching attack on immigrants to date in the guise of a seemingly innocuous regulatory change: the revised “public charge” rule. When the new rule goes into effect on October 15, barring delays due to litigation, immigrants accessing programs that help them meet basic needs, such as food, housing, and health care, can be denied a green card, and individuals deemed likely to use these programs can be denied admission to the United States.
September 2019
Blog Post
News
This brief shares insights from in-depth interviews conducted in March 2019 with 25 adults in immigrant families who reported that they or a family member avoided participating in safety net programs.
Urban Institute logo, which features their name, first word in larger blue letters, second in black, over a dotted grid pattern. Accompanies their brief, Safety Net Access in the Context of the Public Charge Rule.
August 2019
Issue Brief
Resource
The public charge rule will lead to decreased participation in certain programs that will contribute to more uninsured individuals and negatively affect the health and financial stability of families and the growth and healthy development of their children.
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation logo, which features their acronym, KFF, above their spelled out name, all in blue letters. Accompanies their analysis, Changes to “Public Charge” Inadmissibility Rule: Implications for Health and Health Coverage.
August 2019
Analysis
Resource
At the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health we encourage our Latinx community — many of whom are immigrants — to embrace their power and fight for access to health care in their communities.
The Hill logo, which features their name spelled out in white letters on a blue square background. Posted to accompany the opinion article, Immigrant women aren't getting access to health care due to fears.
July 2019
Commentary
News
Fueled by xenophobia, racism, and hate, the current administration has sought from day 1 to dismantle America’s historical role as a beacon of hope and a land of refuge.
GCIR logo, which shows the acronym in white letters in an orange circle with the name spelled out to the right.
July 2019
Blog Post
News
In this brief, Urban Institute uses data from the December 2018 Well-Being and Basic Needs Survey to provide the first systematic evidence on the extent of chilling effects among immigrant families before release of a final public charge rule. 
Urban Institute logo, which shows their name in capital letters, with Urban in larger blue letters and Institute in smaller black letters, in front of a grid of dots on the left and the tagline "Elevate the Debate."
May 2019
Analysis
Resource
This webinar will delve deeper into how family separation has been experienced by and through the eyes of children, and how those working closest with children are working to give voice to their trauma and create accountability for harm.
April 2019
Monthly Immigration Policy Call
Two smiling girls at a desk in a classroom with two more students behind them. Posted in conjunction with GCIR's webinar, Monthly Immigration Policy Call: April.
Program
This report explores the diversity of states' and localities' approaches for working with children in immigrant families who are in the child welfare system.
April 2019
Report
Resource
An analysis by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation of how the proposed "public charge" rule overhaul will impact immigrants' health coverage.
Proposed Changes to “Public Charge” Policies for Immigrants: Implications for Health Coverage
September 2018
Analysis
Resource

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