Directory: Community-engaged research on immigration policies and health
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Geographic scopeCommunity partner(s), e.g. community agencyCommunity partner mission/focusResearch partnerResearch methodsImmigration policy/policies under studyOther notesTime frameContact(s)
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Rio Grande Valley, TXLa Unión del Pueblo Entero; https://lupenet.org/Building stronger, healthier communities where people have the power to effect social change through community organizing and civic engagement.Human Impact PartnersFocus groups, surveys, interviewsLocal law enforcement practices, deportation, family separationtaniac@lupenet.org Johnmichael@lupenet.org
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Multi-site: Mostly rural communities in non-border zones; Sites of major worksite immigration raids in TN, TX, IAVaries by site: Local contact involved in responding to immigration raid, from faith/education/legal/advocacy communityVaries by siteUniversity of Michigan/University of IowaIn-depth interviews, field researchworksite immigration raids2018-presentwdlopez@umich.edu; nicole-novak@uiowa.edu
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Eastern IowaEastern Iowa Community Bond Project: www.communitybondproject.orgIncrease access to due process within the immigration justice system by providing bail funds and additional legal support to immigrants detained by ICEUniversity of IowaIn-depth phone interviewsImmigration detention/community bond fundsEvaluation of community bond fund2017-presentnicole-novak@uiowa.edu; info@communitybondproject.org
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Washtenaw County, MI and Johnson County, IAWashtenaw ID Project: www.washtenawid.com; Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa: www.cwjiowa.orgTo ensure that all residents of Washtenaw County have meaningful access to a government-issued ID that validates their identity and residency; To unite low-wage workers in Eastern Iowa across race and immigration status to achieve social and economic justice through education, organization, direct service, and community alliances.University of Michigan/University of IowaCommunity surveys, in-depth interviews, field experimentsPhoto ID issued to county residents by county government regardless of immigration statusAlso serves other communities facing barriers to government-issued ID including formerly incarcerated, trans communities, residentially unstable, elderly2015-presentalebron@uci.edu; wdlopez@umich.edu; nicole-novak@uiowa.edu; admin@washtenawid.com; rafael@cwjiowa.org;
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Metro Detroit, MichiganWashtenaw County Health Department; Packard Health; CHASSvaries by siteUniversity of Michigan School of Public Healthin-depth interviews immigration detention/collaboration with police2018-presentpaulj@umich.edu;
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Salinas, CALa Clinica de Salud del Valle de SalinasMigrant farmworker/low income Latinx healthUC Berkeley Center for Environmental Research and Children's Health (CERCH)/ CHAMACOSassessment of key modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, including body mass index, waist circumference, and blood pressure545 Mexican-origin mother's deportation fear/stress for self or loved onesFirst study (to our knowledge) to empirically examine the association between worry about deportation and measured cardiovascular risk factors. Updated data/ more recent analysis in the works. See Torres, 2018March 2012 and August 2014jnolan@berkeley.edu
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Flagstaff, AZ
The Sunnyside Longevity Project
Health equity Northern Arizona Universitylisa.jane.hardy@gmail.com
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