A $6 million pilot program to offer health care to New Yorkers who are undocumented immigrants draws mixed reaction, reports Gotham Gazette.
CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources” looks at how the debt crisis in Puerto Rico is fueling arguments over the island’s status. The episode also features a project that gives free breast cancer screening to the uninsured, as well as a Philippine gold exhibition at the Asia Society.
A local nonprofit, Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York (KCS), has opened a mental health clinic in Flushing, writes The Korea Times.
As a means of promoting fresh and healthy eating options in the borough, a restaurant collective, the United Businesses Cooperative, teamed up with local chefs to create a salad made with local produce and set to be served in area restaurants, reports Mott Haven Herald.
Two health professionals launch a peer support group to help Chinese breast cancer survivors, reports Times Ledger.
A couple told The Korea Times that police had initially refused to investigate an assault on the husband at his Bronx workplace, which left him suffering brain damage. A year after the incident, a detective has started looking into the case.
The Health in Key Gala honored celebrities who have supported Hip Hop Public Health initiatives and raised money for their school-based educational programs.
As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Asian-American groups spoke out against sexual and domestic abuse at a gathering inside a police precinct in Flushing, reports The Korea Times.
A new city initiative seeks to improve health care access for low-income, uninsured immigrants, El Diario reports.
The Caribbean Voice has launched an effort to reduce the very high suicide rate in Guyana, and to address the problem among the Guyanese diaspora here.
CUNY TV’s ”Asian American Life” speaks to New Yorkers working to preserve the indigenous Newar culture in Nepal; the first Korean-American female judge in the city; and a few of the half a million Asian Latinos living in the U.S., many of them in the city.
Two articles in World Journal explore, respectively, a new network to address mental health issues in the Chinese community and one psychologist’s account of stresses experienced by some members of the community.
The state and the city have issued health guidelines for tattoo shops, but underground practices involving minors and alcohol may be beyond their reach, El Diario reports.
In New Jersey, some home aides for Korean seniors may not work all the hours they claim, but the work they’re asked to do may go beyond the job description, The Korea Times reports in two articles.
Alcoholism rates are higher among people suffering from anxiety due to their immigration status, El Diario reports.