Michigan Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Immigrant/Refugee Taskforce
Alex Morales (She/Her(s)) is a senior at the University of Michigan. She is majoring in Biology, Health & Society, and minoring in Community Action & Social Change. She is pursuing medicine in hopes of becoming either a family doctor or a pediatrician but will be getting her Master's in Social Work at the University of Michigan after graduation first.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
BackgroundChildren who are immigrants/refugees are challenged by health disparities unique to their experiences entering and living in the US. For example, children of immigrants are more likely to live below the poverty line, be uninsured, and lack a permanent medical provider than non-immigrant children. In meeting pediatricians and other professionals who work with immigrant/refugee children at the 2020 Acute Care Research Unit Migrant and Refugee Child Health Conference, it became apparent that there is a need for a central platform of available social services for this patient population…