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