Health & Well-Being

April 2019
Program
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.
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
Resource
Report
This report explores the diversity of states' and localities' approaches for working with children in immigrant families who are in the child welfare system.
January 2019
Program
Webinar
January BeWell Funders Call
Join the BeWell Funders' Group to discuss the chilling effect resulting from the current anti-immigrant agenda and alternative models for meeting mental health needs of the immigrant community.
December 2018
News
Blog Post
By targeting SNAP, the expanded “public charge” rule could worsen food insecurity
It’s deeply concerning that the administration’s proposed expansion of the “public charge” rule targets the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the primary federal nutrition program that helps millions of low-income people and families put food on the table each month.
December 2018
News
Blog Post
Proposed public charge rule could erode health insurance coverage gains among citizen children with noncitizen parents
The proposed public charge rule is likely to discourage some immigrant families from seeking public health insurance coverage through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for their children, the majority of whom are US citizens.  
September 2018
Resource
Report
Family Consequences of Detention/Deportation: Effects on Finances, Health, and Well-Being
This report explores the direct impacts of detention and deportation on family finances, health, and well-being.
September 2018
Resource
Analysis
Proposed Changes to “Public Charge” Policies for Immigrants: Implications for Health Coverage
An analysis by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation of how the proposed "public charge" rule overhaul will impact immigrants' health coverage.
September 2018
Resource
Analysis
The Hunger Impact of the Proposed Public Charge Rule
An analysis of impact on immigrant hunger of the proposed public charge rule that was posted on the Department of Homeland Security’s website in late September.
September 2018
Resource
Issue Brief
DHS' Proposed Rule: What May Change With Public Charge
This issue brief explains how the proposed DHS rule to re-make the "public charge" immigration provision would result in discouraging many eligible immigrants from accessing Medicaid and other federal public benefits for fear of negatively effecting their immigration status. 
July 2018
Resource
Factsheet
A Threat to the Health and Wellbeing of Children in Immigrant Families
This factsheet details the potential effects of proposed changes to the public charge rule on children in immigrant families. 

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