Why Immigrants Make Us Healthier

As Doctors and Providers, Immigrants Care for Us. As Patients, They Force Our Health Care System to Be More Creative and Inclusive

Immigrants have been a force for change in the American healthcare system—as doctors and nurses who provide essential health services, and as patients whose needs have prompted hospitals and clinics to be more creative and responsive, said speakers at a Zócalo/The California Wellness Foundation event.

The program, “How Are Immigrants Changing the Way Health Care Is Practiced?” drew from a recent Zócalo Inquiry and ranged widely over the intersections of immigration and healthcare: from the need to license more foreign-trained doctors in the U.S. to the ways hospitals are adapting to …