1st Edition

Global Health Communication for Immigrants and Refugees Cases, Theories, and Strategies

Edited By Do Kyun David Kim, Gary L. Kreps Copyright 2022
    276 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    276 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book analyzes important international cases of immigrant and refugee health from diverse communication perspectives, providing theoretical frames and effective recommendations for designing future health communication campaigns and interventions for global health promotion.

    Internationally renowned scholars elucidate the reality of health communication situations that immigrants and refugees experience in host countries around the globe and examine how national and global health risk situations, including the COVID-19 pandemic, affect immigrant and refugee health during difficult health circumstances. Offering effective health communication strategies for promoting immigrant and refugee health, the book also provides lessons learned from past and present health communication campaigns, responses of diverse communities, and governmental policies. 

    This book with many case studies from major host countries on different continents, this book will be of interest to anyone researching or studying in the areas of health communication, public health, international relations, public administration, nursing, and social work.

    Do Kyun David Kim & Gary L. Kreps

    1. Health Communication in Mixed Status Latino Immigrant Families in the United States
    Caryn Medved

    2. Cultural Factors Influencing Health Literacy, Health Care Access, and Health Behaviors Among Korean-Americans
    Kyeung Mi Oh, Kyungeh An, Moonju Lee, & Gary L. Kreps

    3. Addressing the Health Communication Challenges facing Chinese American Immigrants
    Xuewei Chen, Ming Li, & Gary L. Kreps

    4. Survival Against Odds: Undocumented Immigrants and Communication about Policies and Access to Health Care in the United States
    Jaime S. Robb & Ambar Basu

    5. Language Barriers as a Social Phenomenon: Distinctive Impacts on Health Communication in Japan and USA
    Sachiko Terui & Elaine Hsieh

    6. Mapping Young Female Refugees’ Personal Communication System for Health Promotion: A Pilot Project in the United States
    Hua Wang

    7. Communicating COVID-19 Health and Safety Measures to Vulnerable Communities: The Case of Refugees and Migrants in Austria and Germany
    Judith Kohlenberger & Maria Gruber

    8. Segregation within Welfare Societies: Communication Barriers to Migrants’ Healthcare in Scandinavia
    Elisabeth Mangrio & Michael Strange

    9. Diffusion of Information and Influence for Promoting Health among Joseon-Jok Workers in South Korea
    Do Kyun David Kim, Eun-Jeong Han, & Seulgi Park

    10. Immigration, Social Support, and Well-Being: A Case Study of Immigrants in Hong Kong
    Leanne Chang

    11. Covid-19 Pandemic Experienced by Migrant Workers in Densely Populated Singapore: Case Perspectives for Health Communication
    May O. Lwin, Chitra Panchapakesan, & Hedwig Alfred

    12. Health Communication Barriers Faced by Rohingya Refugees During COVID-19
    Muhiuddin Haider, Sameen Ahmed, & Jamal Uddin

    13. Communicative Health Promotion for Refugee Children in Uganda
    David Kaawa-Mafigiri, Francis Kato, Agnes Kyamulabi, Tamara Giles-Vernick, Ruth Kutalek, David Napier, & Eddie J Walakira

    14. South-South Migration and the Health Communication Concerns Confronting Venezuelan Refugees in Peru
    Hilda Patricia Garcia Cosavalente & Gary L, Kreps

    15. Ecological Message Design Strategies Based on Narrative Evidence from Immigrants and Refugees in Diverse Socio-Cultural Contexts
    Soo Jung Hong

    16. Health Campaigns and Message Design for Immigrant Populations
    Xiaomei Cai, Xiaoquan Zhao, Kyeungmi Oh, & Emily B. Peterson


    Do Kyun David Kim is Richard D’Aquin​/BORSF Endowed Professor of Communication at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

    Gary L. Kreps is a Distinguished Professor of Communication at George Mason University.