What is the Immigrant Health Toolkit?
The Immigrant Health Toolkit compiles useful information to guide community members, providers and advocates in dealing with a wide range of questions and issues that could become a barrier for immigrants accessing coverage and care. This is a project of the Immigrant Health Access Coalition (IHAC), and it is possible thanks to the efforts of Health Care For All (HCFA), Health Law Advocates (HLA), the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (MLRI) and the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy (MIRA) Coalition. These organizations also lead the Massachusetts Chapter of the Protecting Immigrant Families Campaign.
Public Charge Rule
After December 23, 2022 a new rule promulgated by the Biden administration will be in effect that codifies many of the provisions included in the guidance that allows many immigrants to continue accessing programs they currently qualify for without fear of immigration repercussion. This means that it is safe for immigrants and their families to access health, nutrition, and housing programs for which they are eligible. For more information, read the resources page.
Immigration service providers’ referral sheets
These resource sheets are regional lists of clinics and providers who offer resources and immigration-related services.
How to apply for health insurance in MA
This handout contains information on how to apply for health insurance and where to seek further support:
What is a sensitive location?
Immigration enforcement agencies generally avoid enforcement action at “sensitive locations”. This document provides information about legal issues surrounding sensitive locations.