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.
The New York City Council’s Health Committee is considering restrictions on hookah lounges. Queen Chronicle reports on some local business reaction, and arguments in favor of the new restrictions.
As many DACA and DAPA beneficiaries are not aware that they can obtain health coverage, the City kicked off a campaign to educate youths about applying for Medicaid, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
Kabayan, Payag Restaurant, and Tito Rad’s Grill in Queens are on board for an initiative of the Kalusugan Coalition, a nonprofit promoting healthy lifestyles in the Filipino community, reports The FilAm.