Migration as a Social Determinant of Health

Around the world there are over 226 million migrants; 26 million are internally displaced and over 200 million are international migrants. Globalization has intensified migration across the planet. The reasons for migration vary considerably, including migration for work opportunities, family reunification, or escape from violence and poverty.

International migration deeply disrupts social support systems, and may lead into social isolation, identity crisis and poor working conditions. These social conditions invariably impact immigrants’ health, producing acute health conditions, chronic illness, and human suffering.

This website presents information on four projects that explore migration as a key social determinant of health. Throughout, you will find relevant resource material for academics, newcomers, service providers, advocacy organizations, policy audiences and the general public.

Please click on boxes to the left to explore each project.