About BRAVE Study 3 [Recruitment OPEN]

The BRAVE 3: Safe Clinics Study, aims to understand the perspectives and experiences of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in their efforts to make clinics safer for immigrant patients, particularly those who are undocumented. In the context of recent public charge policy proposals and heightened visibility of immigration enforcement activities, we want to understand how efforts to retain and assure safety for immigrant patients have played out at Asian and Pacific Islander serving FQHC's under the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO).

We are currently recruiting key informants for The BRAVE 3: Safe Clinics Study! If you are a clinician, community health worker, or leadership staff at a AAPCHO member site and would like to participate in the study, please contact Hye Young Choi at hyeyoung.s.choi@gmail.com. Experts on health policy, immigrant advocacy, immigrant law, and community clinic consortium organizations are also welcome to participate.


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About BRAVE Study 2 [Recruitment CLOSED]

The BRAVE Study 2 is a study to investigate the health status, health utilization patterns, and the effect of social policies on undocumented Asian and Pacific Islander and Hispanic and Latino young adults living in California. Through a confidential web-based survey we aim to highlight the health needs, challenges, and risks that undocumented youth face. The BRAVE Study is modeled after a study on the Latino DACA-eligibile population, and serve as new data for comparison to understand cross-national health inequities. Our goal is to share findings with communities and use the information to inform health policy interventions for undocumented immigrants.


 Recruitment for The BRAVE Study 1 is CLOSED. Please refer to our publications and research brief   here  .

Recruitment for The BRAVE Study 1 is CLOSED. Please refer to our publications and research brief here.

About BRAVE Study 1 [Recruitment CLOSED]

While APIs represent a smaller proportion of the undocumented, they are also the fastest growing immigrant population. There are currently 1.5 million undocumented APIs in the US; of these, 28% are living in California, accounting for approximately 13% of the state’s undocumented population. APIs are, therefore, an important population in the health and immigration reform debates, yet there is a lack of health data on this population, particularly among the undocumented. The BRAVE Study (Building community Raising API Voices for health Equity) is the first study to assess Asians and Pacific Islander (API) undocumented youth health needs and health status and the influence of Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) on the social determinants of health. The objectives of the BRAVE Study were to:

  1. Describe the social context of API undocumented youth in Northern California and the influence of documentation status on health, social, and economic outcomes.

  2. Examine the influence of DACA on undocumented API youth.