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Project Type:
Research Brief
Author(s):
Robert Crosnoe, Juan Manuel Pedroza, Kelly Purtell, Karina Fortuny, Krista M. Perreira, Kjersti Ulvestad, Christina Weiland, and Hirokazu Yoshikawa, and Ajay Chaudry, who contributed to this brief while at the Urban Institute
Organization(s):
Urban Institute
Published:
May, 2012
This brief identifies several promising practices that can help overcome access barriers. A consistent theme is the crucial role played by community-based organizations (CBOs) in effectively addressing barriers related to complicated application processes, and issues of language, literacy, fear, and mistrust. All four states visited had established partnerships with local CBOs to help reach immigrant populations in need of health and human services. [14 PDF pages]
Project Type:
Research Brief
Author(s):
Robert Crosnoe, Juan Manuel Pedroza, Kelly Purtell, Karina Fortuny, Krista M. Perreira, Kjersti Ulvestad, Christina Weiland, and Hirokazu Yoshikawa, and Ajay Chaudry, who contributed to this brief while at the Urban Institute
Organization(s):
Urban Institute
Published:
May, 2012
This brief identifies several factors that contribute to lower application and take-up rates among eligible immigrants, including: (1) the complexity of the application process and eligibility rules; (2) related administrative burdens; (3) language, literacy, and cultural barriers; (4) transportation and other logistical challenges; and (5) climates of fear and mistrust. [19 PDF pages]
Project Type:
Issue Brief
Author(s):
Genevieve M. Kenney and Michael Huntress
Organization(s):
The Urban Institute
Published:
April, 2012
This brief provides an overview of how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will affect the eligibility of different immigrants, depending on lawful status and length of residence in the U.S. It highlights the demographic, socioeconomic, and geographic characteristics and uninsured rates for key immigrant subgroups and describes how the ACA could affect coverage and access to care for these subgroups and their families. [16 PDF pages]
Project Type:
Issue Brief
Author(s):
Karina Fortuny and Ajay Chaudry
Organization(s):
Urban Institute
Published:
March, 2012
This brief describes key federal and state immigrant eligibility provisions to help inform policymakers, program administrators and communities serving immigrant families and children. It provides an overview of the variability across states regarding immigrant eligibility for SNAP, TANF, Medicaid, and CHIP. [12 PDF pages]
Project Type:
Report
Author(s):
Karina Fortuny and Ajay Chaudry
Organization(s):
The Urban Institute
Published:
June, 2011
This comprehensive literature review summarizes and describes the federal and state immigrant eligibility rules under the TANF, Medicaid/CHIP and SNAP programs. The existing landscape of immigrant eligibility is complex, shifting, and variable across and sometimes within states. The paper also summarizes immigration enforcement activities and other factors that might affect immigrant eligibility for benefits. Later phases of the project (i.e., purposive site visits) will provide more specific information about immigrant access to health and human services. [46 PDF pages]
Project Type:
Issue Brief
Author(s):
Erin Williamson, Nicole M. Dutch, and Heather J. Clawson
Organization(s):
Caliber, an ICF International Company
Published:
April, 2010
This Issue Brief examines the evidence-based research for treating common mental health conditions experienced by victims of human trafficking. This was a topic identified at the National Symposium on the Health Needs of Human Trafficking Victims sponsored by ASPE and held in Washington, DC, September 22-23, 2008. [13 PDF pages]
Project Type:
Issue Brief
Author(s):
Erin Williamson, Nicole M. Dutch, and Heather J. Clawson
Organization(s):
Caliber, an ICF International Company
Published:
March, 2010
This Issue Brief examines the procedures and protocols that currently exist for assessing and treating victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in health care settings in an effort to begin evaluating their applicability to victims of human trafficking. This topic was identified at the National Symposium on the Health Needs of Human Trafficking Victims sponsored by ASPE and held in Washington, DC September 22-23, 2008. [14 PDF pages]
Project Type:
Report
Title2:
Final Report
Author(s):
Heather J. Clawson, Nicole M. Dutch, Amy Solomon, and Lisa Goldblatt Grace
Organization(s):
Caliber, an ICF International Company
Published:
December, 2009
This is the final report produced under this project and includes an executive summary at the beginning of the report. The report summarizes and synthesizes all of the information obtained under the literature review, the site visits, and the National Symposium on the Health Needs of Human Trafficking Victims, and draws upon the issue briefs produced under this project. [74 PDF pages]
Project Type:
Report
Title2:
A Review of the Literature
Author(s):
Heather J. Clawson, Nicole Dutch, Amy Solomon, and Lisa Goldblatt Grace
Organization(s):
Caliber, an ICF International Company
Published:
August, 2009
This comprehensive review of current literature on human trafficking into and within the United States focuses on surveying what the social science or other literature has found about the issues of identifying and effectively serving trafficking victims. A more specific focus concerns the phenomenon of “domestic trafficking” (trafficking involving U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents, often within the U.S.), the impact on domestic youth, and the availability and/or effectiveness of services for these victims. [54 PDF pages]
Project Type:
Issue Brief
Title2:
Post Symposium Brief
Author(s):
Erin Williamson, Nicole M. Dutch, and Heather J. Clawson
Organization(s):
Caliber, an ICF International Company
Published:
July, 2009
This Issue Brief presents an overview of the major topics discussed at the National Symposium on the Health Needs of Human Trafficking Victims sponsored by ASPE and held in Washington, DC, September 22-23, 2008.  The brief focuses on the post-presentation discussions and suggestions of participants. Most of the presentations themselves, along with the agenda, are available at:  https://quickplace.icfconsulting.com/2008humantraffickinghealthsymposium. [10 PDF pages]