Immigrant Health Initiative
About the Initiative
The Immigrant Health Initiative (iHi) is spearheaded by a group of faculty members and center leaders from eight USC schools to find new solutions to reduce the persistent health disparities and improve health outcomes in the U.S. Alarmed by the rising prevalence of obesity and chronic diseases among immigrants after their arrival in the U.S. and coupled with the increasing proportion of new immigrant populations in this country, the iHi recognizes the importance of immigrant health in public health policies and practices. Encouraged by the incredible resilience and ingenuity displayed by the immigrants and the vast cultural assets among them, the iHi intends to identify positive values and healthy traditions of immigrants and help them keep their strengths and Americanize with good health. The goal of iHi is to engage immigrants in health promotion and disease prevention and redefine the American lifestyle to benefit all.
New Health Initiative Focuses on ImmigrantsA diverse panel of experts from eight USC schools, led by Lihua Liu, assistant professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, recently formed a new public health initiative to focus on the health of immigrants in the United States. The Immigrant Health Initiative (iHi), which received a
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