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Health Disparities: Immigrants/Non-Native Speakers


  • "emigrants and immigrants"
  • immigrants
  • "undocumented immigrants"
  • multilingual or multilingualism
  • "communication barriers"
  • "language barriers"
  • translating or translator or translators or translation
  • "limited English proficiency"

Combine the above terms with terms like these:

  • disparities
  • "health status"
  • "quality of health care"
  • "health services accessibility"


**Note that you will find resources that refer to immigrant populations as 'illegal aliens.' This term is offensive and there is now a push from the Federal Government to remove this terms from legislation.