While setting a goal to defeat AIDS in New York by 2020, the Latino Commission on AIDS warned that the Latino gay/transgender community is disproportionally affected by this disease, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
Experts say that gentrification is harming the health of residents of immigrant and minority neighborhoods such as Washington Heights, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
The city’s Department of Health has expanded clinical services at newly renamed “sexual health clinics” and embarked on a new ad campaign to ensure that all New Yorkers take care of their sexual health.
A mental health forum encouraged Korean university students to speak up when they suffer from depression and seek help, Korea Daily reports.
Legislators from Northern Manhattan are supporting a new NYC bill to curb hookah use and sales, Manhattan Times reports.
The Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation will open an Indian Cultural Unit to serve the growing community in parts of Queens and Long Island, reports Times Ledger.
Pro-immigrant group Make the Road New York has come out with a report that says that the repeal of the Affordable Care Act would further worsen the situation of thousands of undocumented people in New York, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
Another election, new urban projects, and social, immigration and housing battles – El Diario La Prensa offers a list of challenges and goals for New York City in 2017.
The FDNY will unveil a new fleet of ambulances powered by electricity, with curbside charging stations, as part of an initiative to combat air pollution, a major concern in the South Bronx, Mott Haven Herald reports.
According to a new report by the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, pollution concentrated in poor areas – where most minorities live – is causing hundreds of premature deaths each year, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
New York’s AIDS victims will be memorialized at a new site in Greenwich Village to be dedicated on Dec. 1, World AIDS Day.
Reports from New York City’s health authorities show a significant reduction in teen pregnancy rates since the year 2000, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
Organized by community partners and the NYC Health Department, the East Harlem Community Walking Trail was inaugurated on Nov. 19.
City health officials are issuing new warnings about the Zika virus, concerned that holiday-related travel to affected areas might result in more infections.
In spite of religious beliefs, more Hispanic activists, elected officials and relatives of deceased patients support the approval of a state law to allow terminally ill people to receive medical aid in dying, El Diario/La Prensa reports.