In this new study, the IIR and The Immigrant Learning Center of Malden, Mass., outline the importance of immigrants to health care in the United States. While immigrants make up 13 percent of the U.S. population, a continuing dependence on foreign-born health care workers will increase significantly in the future as the U.S. faces a growing shortage of health care workers, from physicians to nurses to researchers. Immigrants fill critical vacancies, bring education and skill from their homeland, and help to provide culturally competent care to an increasingly diverse patient population. They also play a critical role in innovations to improve the health of all Americans. The complete report is available for download, along with an IIR Fact Sheet generated from this report.
June 07, 2016