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The Integration of Immigrant Health Professionals: Looking beyond the COVID-19 Crisis

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The Integration of Immigrant Health Professionals: Looking beyond the COVID-19 Crisis

This issue brief looks at how the underutilized professional expertise and cultural and linguistic skills of internationally trained health professionals (and some U.S.-trained professionals) could be better leveraged to meet current and future demand for care. This includes about 270,000 underemployed or out-of-work immigrant and refugee health professionals, according to MPI estimates. The brief also looks at the promise and pitfalls of efforts early in the pandemic to boost the ranks of available health workers by creating opportunities for internationally trained professionals to practice during the health emergency. These efforts offer important lessons for building a more flexible and resilient health-care workforce ahead.

Date de publication
Type de ressource
Public cible
Government
Journalist
Migrant Association
Private Sector
Auteur
Jeanne Batalova
Michael Fix
José Ramón Fernández-Peña
Langue
Échelle géographique
Nationale
United States of America (USA)
Sous-régionale
North America
Produit d’un groupe de travail
No
Processus d’examen régional
Non
ODD
SDG.8 - Decent Work And Economic Growth
SDG.10 - Reduced Inequalities
Mots-clés
COVID-19 and migration
Health services and situation
Integration policies
État
Publié

The Integration of Immigrant Health Professionals: Looking beyond the COVID-19 Crisis

This issue brief looks at how the underutilized professional expertise and cultural and linguistic skills of internationally trained health professionals (and some U.S.-trained professionals) could be better leveraged to meet current and future demand for care. This includes about 270,000 underemployed or out-of-work immigrant and refugee health professionals, according to MPI estimates. The brief also looks at the promise and pitfalls of efforts early in the pandemic to boost the ranks of available health workers by creating opportunities for internationally trained professionals to practice during the health emergency. These efforts offer important lessons for building a more flexible and resilient health-care workforce ahead.


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