About the Report
“The best way to increase trust is by eliminating confusion and combating misinformation.”
Executive Director Dr. Jesselly De La Cruz, Latino Action Network Foundation, New Jersey
Our Approach

Our Approach

Between January and April, 2022, Community Catalyst and numerous partners engaged in robust dialogue and exploratory conversations with 11 national and 14 state organizations in four priority regions: Florida, Kansas, New Jersey, and Texas.

During that time, we also reviewed and analyzed publicly available information and data at the intersection of immigration and health, with a specific focus on how to thaw the impact of the Trump administration’s actions on “public charge” — a wealth test on immigrant families who are seeking a health, productive, and stable future in the U.S.

A young mother, in a cream cowl neck sweater, embraces a young child, mid clap with a joyful expression.
Everyone deserves the tools they need to be healthy and well — regardless of their immigration status. Yet many immigrants, including Latinx immigrants, face barriers to health care they need and are eligible to receive. “In terms of the Marketplace side, more so than the Medicaid side, I think there’s just a general lack of awareness of how affordable it is,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Peter T. Rosario of La Casa de Don Pedro in New Jersey.

Success should not just be measured by enrollment numbers, but by our ability to tackle long-term systemic change that enable Latinx immigrant communities, including those in mixed-status households, to begin to have what they need to be truly healthy.

Health — and positive health outcomes — is influenced by many factors including access to health insurance coverage, to healthy food, safe and stable housing, communities and homes without violence, and economic prosperity.

Top Three Insights

Top Three Insights

Report + State Briefs

Full Report

Read the report in its entirety (download the PDF)

En Español (download the PDF)

State Briefs

Florida (download the PDF)
Kansas (download the PDF)
New Jersey (download the PDF)
Texas (download the PDF)


We are thankful for the partnership and collaboration that made this research possible. This includes the thoughtful insights of dozens of individuals and organizations whom we are deeply indebted to. We also want to thank the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, whose support made this report possible.