Promising Practices for Increasing Immigrants' Access to Health and Human Services

The Immigrant Access to Health and Human Services project describes the legal and policy contexts that affect immigrant access to health and human services. This study's goal is to identify and describe Federal, State, and local program eligibility provisions related to immigrants, barriers to immigrants' access to services, and promising practices. Authored by the Urban Institute under contract with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, this issue brief describes promising practices that States are employing to help target this population, which include strategies like streamlining eligibility and addressing logistical barriers like transportation.

Record Type: 
Research-To-Practice Brief
Publication Date: 
May, 2012
May 2012
Partner Resources
  • Transportation
    • Access and Availability
  • Supportive Services
  • Special Populations
    • Immigrants