(Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Among New Yorkers, Latinos Have Less Access to Health Care

Health, Latino February 4, 2016 at 2:07 pm

A new report suggests that extending health coverage to undocumented immigrants would cost less than 1 percent of the state’s health budget, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Pedro Ortiz does not want to expose his 6-year-old son Ángel Gabriel to the Zika virus, which has affected dozens of people in the Dominican Republic. (Photo by Pedro F. Frisneda via El Diario)

Zika Ruins Travel Plans for New York Hispanics

Caribbean, Health, Latino, Transportation February 1, 2016 at 5:35 pm

Some Latinos in New York are cancelling their plans to visit their native countries for fear of catching the virus, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Stella Aquino, director for New York actuarial valuation at Empire BlueCross BlueShield, presents a ceremonial check to The Child Center of NY’s executive director, Traci Donnelly (center right) at the clinic’s Flushing location. With them are Seline Bearman (left), clinic administrator at the center, Anderson Yoon, project director, and Reshma Shah, project director. (Photo by Matthew Bultman via Queens Chronicle)

Asian Mental Health Program in Queens Receives $33K

Asian, Health, Queens, Social Services January 29, 2016 at 3:07 pm

The Empire BlueCross BlueShield Foundation has given just under $33,000 to the Asian Outreach Program of The Child Center of NY, one of the few organizations that provide mental health services to Asian communities, reports Queens Chronicle.

New York City Health Commissioner Mary T. Bassett with Errol Louis, Director of Urban Reporting  at the CUNY J-School and political anchor at NY1 News at the Jan. 28 briefing at the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY J-School (Photo by Yeo Ram Choi for Voices of NY)

Dr. Bassett on Zika, Neighborhoods and Other Health Concerns

Communities, Featured Posts, Health, New York January 28, 2016 at 7:28 pm

Health Commissioner Mary T. Bassett spoke about a range of subjects, from Zika to health inequities across neighborhoods, at a Newsmakers briefing sponsored by the Center for Community and Ethnic Media.

Leila fears being arrested by immigration agents. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Raids Worsen ‘Ulysses Syndrome’ in Immigrants

Health, Immigration January 19, 2016 at 5:01 pm

Experts say that fear of deportation exacerbates chronic stress in Latino immigrants, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

William Troncoso shows the fresh fruit fridge at Makey Deli. (Photo by Muri Assunção via Mott Haven Herald)

Healthier Options at South Bronx Bodegas?

Bronx, Business, Food, Health January 12, 2016 at 3:46 pm

The Healthy Bodega Initiative has offered workshops to bodega employees in the South Bronx on how to provide healthy eating options while remaining financially stable, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Vireo Health will be located at 89-55 Queens Blvd. (Photo by Bill Parry via Times Ledger)

New to Elmhurst: Kosher Medical Cannabis

Health, Jewish, Queens January 8, 2016 at 3:29 pm

Vireo Health of New York, the first medical marijuana dispensary in Queens, will be the first in the world to be kosher-certified by the Orthodox Union, reports Times Ledger.

Demonstrating at Montefiore Medical Center on Dec. 3: Jungja Park, mother of assault victim Seongsoo Kim, holding sign at left and Korean-American Parents Association of Greater New York president Christine Colligan (Yoon Hee Choi) with arm raised at right (Photo by Jinwoo Cho via The Korean Times)

Protests at Montefiore over Assault on Korean Employee

Bronx, East Asian, Health, New York, Police December 5, 2015 at 11:54 am

The Korean-American Parents Association of Greater New York held a demonstration at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx demanding justice for a Korean employee who suffered brain damage from an assault a year ago that relatives say both the hospital and the NYPD failed to investigate at the time, reports The Korea Times.

Ex-convict José Lugo complained of receiving poor medical treatment at the Fishkill Correctional Facility (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Concerns Over New Health Care Rules For Inmates

African American, Criminal Justice, Health, Latino, New York December 2, 2015 at 5:25 pm

Following the adoption of new rules in the city’s handling of health services at prison facilities, doctors express concerns and demand more transparency, El Diario reports.

(Design by Michael Shirey via Gay City News)

Why is Uptake of an HIV Prevention Drug Slow?

Health, LGBTQ, New York December 1, 2015 at 9:38 pm

More resources will be devoted to fighting HIV/AIDS in New York state, officials said on World AIDS Day. But uptake of PrEP treatment, which prevents HIV infection in those who are exposed to HIV, has been slow. Two articles in Gay City News explore why.

Mayor Bill de Blasio holding his IDNYC. The new identity card should help undocumented to receive "Direct Access" health care. (Photo by William Alatriste via Gotham Gazette)

Piloting ‘Direct Access’ to Health Care in NYC

Health, Immigration, New York November 9, 2015 at 4:58 pm

A $6 million pilot program to offer health care to New Yorkers who are undocumented immigrants draws mixed reaction, reports Gotham Gazette.

The Debt Crisis in Puerto Rico

The Debt Crisis in Puerto Rico

Health, Puerto Rican, Southeast Asian, Video, Women November 9, 2015 at 4:37 pm

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.

The ribbon-cutting for the new mental health clinic in Flushing. (Photo via The Korea Times)

A New Mental Health Clinic in Flushing

East Asian, Health, Queens November 5, 2015 at 1:15 pm

A local nonprofit, Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York (KCS), has opened a mental health clinic in Flushing, writes The Korea Times.

The Bronx Salad will be available at area restaurants early next year. (Photo by Veronika Bondarenko via Mott Haven Herald)

A Salad Made in the South Bronx

Bronx, Food, Health October 30, 2015 at 3:10 pm

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.

The Pink Ribbon Club works to educate and support Chinese breast cancer patients and survivors. (Photo courtesy of New York-Presbyterian/Queens)

Chinese Language Health Group Supports Breast Cancer Survivors

East Asian, Health, Queens, Women October 7, 2015 at 3:28 pm

Two health professionals launch a peer support group to help Chinese breast cancer survivors, reports Times Ledger.