Health Has No Borders

Mar 9, 2019

3:30pm – 4:30pm CT

Recording: Health Has No Borders, Mar 9, 2019

If you’re paying attention to the news, you already know that we have an immigration crisis on our hands. But what you may not know is that it’s very much a health crisis as well: As physicians and health care providers warn us, America’s 11 million undocumented immigrants are often afraid to seek medical attention even when they direly need it, leading to soaring rates of mostly preventable diseases. This isn’t just a public health disaster, but an economic one as well, costing taxpayers millions in emergency medicine that could’ve been avoided with routine care. In this panel, health care professionals and immigration advocates will discuss ways to address this crisis and help the neediest among us stay healthy.



Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Julissa Arce

Ascend Educational Fund

Dr. Harold Fernandez

Southside Hospital

Liel Lebovitz

Thunder11

Dr. Omolara Uwemedimo

Zucker School of Medicine, Hofstra University

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Panel

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Health & MedTech presented by Kaiser Permanente

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Beginner