Health Equity for Immigrants

Health Equity for Immigrants Campaign

Who we are

We are community leaders, health care providers and advocates who have come together to work to improve access to affordable health care and coverage for all Washington residents. Guided by a community-informed approach, we prioritize equitable access for individuals who are uninsured and underinsured due to immigration status restrictions.

The COVID-19 public health emergency has made it clear that immigrant communities and people of color need better access to health care coverage and services. We want to work with community leaders and impacted community members to learn more about the health care needs in the community and what should be prioritized for new coverage programs and services.

The campaign has three focus areas:

  • Education. We will conduct workshops and trainings about existing health care access programs and services.

  • Identifying gaps. We will work alongside community leaders and impacted community members to identify the most urgent gaps in care and services via focus groups and surveys (e.g., El Centro community needs assessment).

  • Policy/legislative initiatives. We will use community-identified priorities to shape policy agendas and propose legislation. We will work with community leaders and impacted community members to communicate these priorities to elected officials and policymakers.

The 2020 Washington State Health Equity for Immigrants Report

Health Equity for Immigrants

Health Equity for Immigrants Report

In 2020, El Centro de la Raza, the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network, and Northwest Health Law Advocates with support from ACLU of Washington partnered to work on health equity for immigrants. Public health coverage programs include immigration status restrictions, which excludes many people from accessing these vital programs.

Members of the Coalition

Coalition Partners and Allies

Adult Family Home Council
American Federation of Teachers Washington
African Leaders Health Board
Alliance for a Healthy Washington
American Civil Liberties Union of Washington
American Heart Association
Angolan Community in Washington
Asian Pacific Islander Coalition of Spokane
Arcora Foundation
Area Health Education Center for Western WA
Asian Counseling & Referral Service
Asian Pacific Islander Coalition of South Puget Sound
Asian Pacific Islander Coalition of Washington
Asian Pacific Islander Coalition of Yakima Valley
Asia Pacific Cultural Center
Balance our Tax Code
Bellasmiles for Developmental Disabilities
Casa Latina
Center for MultiCultural Health
Central Washington Justice For Our Neighbors
CHARMD Behavioral Health
Children’s Alliance
Children’s Campaign Fund
Chinese Information & Service Center
Columbia Legal Services
Communities in Schools of Benton-Franklin
Communities in Schools of Seattle
Communities in Schools of Whatcom-Skagit
Community Health Network of Washington
Community Health Plan of Washington
Community Visions
Comunidades sin Fronteras Washington
Congolese Integration Network
Congregation Kol Ami
Coordinated Care
Country Doctor Community Health Centers
Economic Opportunity Institute
El Centro de la Raza
Empower Next Generations
Entre Hermanos
Eritrean Health Board
Eastside For All
Ethiopian Community in Seattle
Faith Action Network
Firelands Workers Action/Accion de Trabajadores
Greater Spokane Progress
Hispanic Business Professional Association Foundation of Spokane
Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center
International Community Health Services
International Organization for Human Rights Protection & Global Peace
Iraqi /Arab Health Board
Islamic Civic Engagement Project
Jesus Addicts Ministries
Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle
Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle

Kavana Jewish Cooperative
Khmer Community of Seattle King County
Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center (KIAC)
Latino Center for Health
Latino Community Fund
Latinos Promoting Good Health
Latinos Unidos Grant County
Latinos en Spokane
Legal Voice
MAPS-AMEN (American Muslim Empowerment Network)
Mother Africa
MultiCare Health System
Muslims for Community, Action and Support (MCAS)
Mutual Aid Solidarity of Skagit Neighbors in Action.
Neighborhood Clinic
Neighborhood House
Northwest Health Law Advocates
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
North Seattle Progressives
OneWorld Now
Pacific County Immigrant Support
Pacific Islander Health Board of WA
Para Los Niños de Highline
Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane
Partners for Social Change
Planned Parenthood Alliance Advocates
Planned Parenthood Of Greater Washington Of North Idaho
Pro-Choice WA
Raiz of Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho
Refugee Women’s Alliance
Rescue Mission and Prayer Network International
Rural Health Clinic Association
Seattle Children\’s
SEIU 775
South Sudan Kuku Association of North America
Speaking Justice LLC
Spokane Immigrant Rights Coalition
Spokane United We Stand
Strengthening Sanctuary Alliance
Tacoma Community House
Tanzania Community Washington
The Kicheko Project
Vashon-Maury SURJ ~ Showing Up for Racial Justice
Villa Comunitaria
Wakulima USA
Washington Association for Community Health
Washington Community Action Network
Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Washington Healthcare Access Alliance
Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network
Washington State Budget & Policy Center
Washington State Medical Association
Wenatchee for Immigrant Justice
White Center Community Development Association
Zanzibar Community of Washington

Organizations signed on by February 11th, 2022

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