September 2005

Better Health Through Better Philanthropy - Grantmakers in Health

Immigrants and their families contribute to the diversity and economy of the nation, contributing to vibrant, productive, and healthy communities. Yet, immigrants face several barriers to health and well-being. Some result from being disproportionately low income and uninsured; others are unique, such as cultural and linguistic barriers; limited eligibility for public benefits; and bearing the brunt of unwelcoming public views, attitudes, and policies. Addressing these barriers benefits immigrant populations and strengthens entire communities, and the nation as a whole.

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