Immigrant Health Initiative

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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.

About the Immigrant Health Initiative

Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, PhD, MPH

“The Immigrant Health Initiative provides a forum for research ideas and collaboration on immigrant health to flourish. Join us in our discussions to find viable and humane strategies and develop research collaborations and opportunities to address immigrant health in America today.”
Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, PhD, MPH
iHi Principal Investigator

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iHi News

Short films touch on health, culture and immigration

Three documentaries reveal the challenges faced by Trojans and their families A new mini-documentary series highlighting immigrant families’ experiences and health challenges puts faces and stories to under-studied health issues. Produced by the USC Immigrant Health Initiative (iHi) and the USC School of Cinematic Arts, the three short films illustrate… Read More »

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