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.

Mr. and Mrs. Kim (Photo via The Korea Times)

A Hospital Assault Case One Year Later

Bronx, Crime, East Asian, Health October 6, 2015 at 8:41 pm

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.

Gala Celebrates Decade of Health and Hip Hop

Gala Celebrates Decade of Health and Hip Hop

Health, Manhattan, Video, Youth October 6, 2015 at 7:44 pm

The Health in Key Gala honored celebrities who have supported Hip Hop Public Health initiatives and raised money for their school-based educational programs.

Cristina Enriquez, 23, the Center’s program associate, was among the more than 20 volunteers present.

Fighting Domestic Violence in Flushing

East Asian, Health, Queens October 6, 2015 at 4:49 pm

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.

(Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Health Plan for Uninsured Immigrants in NYC Unveiled

Government, Health, Immigration, New York October 2, 2015 at 5:04 pm

A new city initiative seeks to improve health care access for low-income, uninsured immigrants, El Diario reports.

The Caribbean Voice Team at Suicide Prevention Walk in  Guyana (Photo via Facebook)

Bronx Group Aims to Lower Guyanese Suicide Rate

Caribbean, Featured Posts, Health, Voices' Picks September 30, 2015 at 4:08 pm

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.

Fighting Newar Extinction from NYC

Fighting Newar Extinction from NYC

Asian, Culture, Health, Latino, New York, Video September 8, 2015 at 5:03 pm

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.

New Network in Chinatown Addresses Mental Health Issues

New Network in Chinatown Addresses Mental Health Issues

East Asian, Health, New York August 28, 2015 at 5:16 pm

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.

Toni “Tripa” Flores, owner of Sepelio Tattoos in Jackson Heights, urges "a dialogue among health experts, the authorities and the artists" to combat illegal tattoo parties. 
(Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Tattoo Parties: The Risks of Clandestine Ink

Business, Culture, Health, Latino, Youth August 25, 2015 at 1:26 pm

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.

A seminar on Medicaid services held for Koreans in New Jersey. (Photo courtesy of FGS Korean Community Center via The Korea Times)

Home Aides for Korean Seniors: Two Views

East Asian, Health, Metro Area, Seniors August 20, 2015 at 5:00 pm

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.

A recent study places Latinos in second place among groups with the highest incidence of excessive alcohol consumption. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Alcoholism in Immigrant Communities

Health, Latino, New York August 18, 2015 at 1:30 pm

Alcoholism rates are higher among people suffering from anxiety due to their immigration status, El Diario reports.