A new federal civil lawsuit charges that the constitutional rights of mentally ill individuals were violated when they failed to receive discharge planning following their release from an Orange County immigration detention center.
The death of a 5-month-old baby after a “cleansing” ritual has prompted calls to regulate the city’s dozens of unlicensed “healers” in Hispanic neighborhoods, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
A group of Chinese immigrants meets every week in Columbus Park to perform songs from the Cantonese opera, not just to keep their cultural roots intact but also to stave off mental health issues, reports Open City.
As Zika cases rise, the NYC Department of Health is launching a new campaign to urge pregnant women or women who are trying to become pregnant, and their partners, to defer travel to Zika-affected areas.
The Charles B. Wang Community Health Center opened its second site in Flushing and its fifth in the city last month, reports Times Ledger.
Several programs seek to combat the disproportionate rate of suicide among Latina teenagers, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
Elderly Chinese residents of Sunset Park who need mental health services may not be able to access them under a new Department of Health program, Sing Tao Daily reports.
The Chinese-American Planning Society screened “The Lees,” a short film aimed at breaking the taboo of AIDS and HIV in the Chinese community, reports Sing Tao Daily.
A statewide push to expand Alzheimer programs seek to attract more Hispanic families, which are culturally more reluctant to seek care, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
A Thai woman helps another by translating during a hospital visit.
The city has launched a new ad campaign aimed at immigrants who may be eligible for DACA, noting that they might also qualify, based on income, for Medicaid.
The Asian American Ambulance service, with Chinese-speaking EMTs, paramedics and dispatchers, has started serving the Chinese community of Brooklyn with two ambulances, reports Sunset Park Voice.
As the U.N. drug summit opens, figures reveal that heroin-related deaths and confiscations are on the rise in New York, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
At a park in Chinatown, dancing helps semi-retired Chinese women stave off stress and depression, reports Open City.
New York City’s public hospitals are doing a much better job of providing translation and interpretation services than they did some years ago, and the costs to NYC Health + Hospitals are mounting.