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Fall 2011 - 61215 - PA388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy

Immigrant & Migrant Health Services in the U.S. & Abroad

Instructor(s): Warner, David C.
Unique Number: 61215
Day & Time: W 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Room: SRH 3.314
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Course Overview

Topics for these policy seminars have included environmental and natural resources policy, health-service delivery policy, social welfare policy, transportation policy, science and technology policy, international affairs, national security, urban and regional growth policy, and political campaigns.


Section Description

This course will examine health services that are provided to immigrants to the US with a particular emphasis on the role that Community Health Clinics, volunteer and charity clinics, public hospitals and Medicaid and Medicare play. It will also look at services in sending countries, particularly Mexico, as well as how such services and entitlements work in Europe and elsewhere. Other issues which will be included are worker’s Compensation and “medical” deportations as well as arrangements that have been developed to provide continuity of care when an immigrant has returned to their native country. Issues relating to care for those left behind will also be discussed.

Requirements will include two or more briefing papers and a 20 page paper as well as active class participation. The paper can either be an academic paper related to the class or it could be a project for an organization working in the area of migrant health. There will be guest lectures from Texas Appleseed, Migrant Clinicians Network, the Center for Farmworkers Health, and possibly local clinics such as the Volunteer Clinic, People’s Community Clinic and also the Ventanilla de Salud which is run out of the Mexican consulate in Austin.