MEDIA ADVISORY: 10.16.12 Hastings Center Adds New Online Resources on Undocumented Patients’ Access to Health Care
The site, which provides statistics, facts, and a wealth of resources, is geared to journalists, policymakers, advocates, and anyone who is interested in issues concerning undocumented patients. It includes:
- An updated issue brief on how U.S. policy affects access to care to health care for undocumented patients, including the estimated 1.7 million undocumented teenagers and young adults granted deferred action by the Obama administration in June.
- Two new commentaries that address the consequences of denying health care to undocumented patients.
- An updated interactive database of key resources featuring selected journal articles, policy studies, and media reports on undocumented immigrants, the health care safety net, and related issues.
The website is part of a Hastings Center research project that explores ethical, legal, and policymaking challenges that arise when undocumented immigrants living in the United States need medical care. The project, funded by the Overbrook Foundation Human Rights Program, is directed by Nancy Berlinger and Michael Gusmano.
Reporters who would like to interview Nancy Berlinger or Michael Gusmano should contact:
Michael Turton, Communications Associate
(845) 424 4040 ext. 242.