Mark Schenker, Director, Migration and Health Research Center, UC Davis on the Health of Migrants

"You have a large population with very significant health disparities, with less health and which is getting very little attention"

October 19, 2013

Marc Schenker, director of the Migration and Health Research Center at UC Davis talked to us about the problems migrants face when it comes to their health. He also proposed several challenges for the Datafest participants to work on:

1.  An app that would allow immigrants to securely access their medical records in a common (cloud) location. Thus, allowing any medical provider to access the records.
2.  A culturally, linguistically useful program for preventing diabetes/obesity and tracking progress.
3.  Perhaps an update on latest information addressing migration and health. Much of this exists for academics and advocates at Migration Policy Institute.