This policy statement, which replaces the retired statements “Health Care for Children of Immigrant Families” (1997) and “Health Needs of Homeless Children and Families” (1996), is a broader discussion and addresses not only immigrant but also homeless and migrant child populations. It provides pediatricians with the necessary framework for addressing underserved children: those who face substantial barriers that limit access to appropriate health care services. This statement supports a community-based approach to health care delivery to ensure that underserved children have a medical home.

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