Gaps in Health Services for Immigrants in the Bay Area
This Data Brief summarizes key findings from the BIMI project "Mapping Spatial Inequality," as it relates to health services. There are over one million noncitizens and close to 2.4 million foreign-born residents living in the 9-county Bay Area. Many of these immigrants live in the region’s suburbs, bedroom communities, and mid-size cities. Yet immigrant-focused health clinics remain concentrated in the historic ‘immigrant gateway’ cities, such as San Francisco and Oakland. With research and data briefs like this, BIMI aims to make the service landscape more equitable by combining location and service information with targeted demographic data, such as language needs, to shine a light on service gaps for funders, policymakers and service providers.