Covering the Health and Medical Care of Immigrants: Tip sheets & presentations from the sessions

Thursday, Oct. 11

(Optional early-bird data sessions.)

1-3 p.m.

Using Census and other data in immigrant health stories

• Instructor: D’Vera Cohn, Pew Research Center [Presentation]

3:15-5:15 p.m.

Mapping immigrant data for health stories

• Instructor: John Tedesco, San Antonio Express-News

Friday, Oct. 12

8:45-10 a.m.

The good and bad: How an immigrant’s health can change [Presentations | Storify]

• Elizabeth Arias, Ph.D., demographer, National Center for Health Statistics
• David Espino, M.D.. professor of family and community medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
• Helen Hazuda,  Ph.D., professor of epidemiology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
• Moderator: Don Finley, San Antonio Express-News

10:15-11:30 a.m.

How does health reform impact immigrants? [Storify]

• Juan H. Flores, M.U.P., executive director, La Fe Policy Center
• Rodolfo Urby, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., medical director, Southwest Texas Network [Presentation]
• Moderator: Julie Appleby, senior correspondent, Kaiser Health News

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.


• Michael E. Cline, Ph.D., associate director, Hobby Center for the Study of Texas, Rice University [Presentation]

1:10-2:20 p.m.

The mental health needs of immigrants [Storify]

• Cervando Martinez Jr., M.D., professor of psychiatry and family medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
• Octavio N. Martinez Jr., M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., F.A.P.A., executive director, Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
• Moderator: Andy Miller, editor, Georgia Health News

2:30-3:40 pm.

Health and safety concerns for immigrants on the job [Storify]

• Jason Cato, workforce development coordinator, Workers Defense Project
• Jora Trang, managing attorney, Worksafe
• Karen Lee Ziner, staff writer, The Providence (R.I.) Journal [Presentation]
• Moderator: Felice Freyer, medical writer, The Providence (R.I.) Journal

3:50-5 p.m.

Special challenges in covering immigrant health [Storify]

• Claudia Kolker, contributing editor, The Houston Chronicle, author
• E. Roberta "Bobbi" Ryder, president and chief executive officer, National Center for Farmworker Health
• Moderator: Mary Ann Roser, medical writer, Austin American-Statesman