Current Threats to Immigrant Health: Where we’re coming from and where we’re going

Aug 29, 2023 6:00PM—7:00PM

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The webinar will address the scope and implications of state government actions on immigration, especially the new anti-immigration Florida law ( SB1718) requiring hospitals that accept Medicaid to collect information on patient immigration status. The presenters will provide an on-the-ground perspective on how healthcare entities are implementing the law, explore the potential threat to the health and safety of immigrants, discuss the ethnical challenges to healthcare institutions and professionals, and the avenues for potential actions to reduce its impact and prevent the passage of similar laws in other states.

Speaker Panelist:
1. Lisa Gwynn, DO, MBA, MSPH, FAAP, Immediate Past President, Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FCAAP)
2. Mark Kuczewski, PhD, HEC-C, Professor of Medical Ethics, Director, Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics, Stritch School of Medicine
3. Omonigho Ufomata, Director, State Advocacy

Moderator: Minal Giri, MD, FAAP, Executive Committee Member, Council on Immigrant Child and Family Health

This event is supported by the Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (ICAAP) and the AAP Council on Immigrant Child and Family Health.