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At NYCHA’s Bailey Houses, Quality of Life Impacts Mental Health

At NYCHA’s Bailey Houses, Quality of Life Impacts Mental Health

Residents and experts discuss how living conditions in NYCHA buildings hurt mental health.

The "Essential Plan" is just one of the health plans offered through the New York State Department of Health.

Finding Health Care in the Land of Opportunity

A recent immigrant from Pakistan granted asylum in the U.S. reflects on the difficulties associated with obtaining affordable health care.

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Alarmed by Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Forest Hills

Business, East Asian, Health, Queens June 28, 2018 at 4:45 pm

Curaleaf, a medical marijuana provider, will open a location in Forest Hills much to the ire of some Chinese residents, reports World Journal.

$1 Million for a Halal and Kosher Lunch Pilot in NYC

$1 Million for a Halal and Kosher Lunch Pilot in NYC

Education, Food, Government, Health, Jewish, Muslim, New York June 14, 2018 at 5:52 pm

The City Council has allocated $1 million toward a halal and kosher lunch pilot program for the schools.

(Photo via East Harlem Preservation)

Where Sims Statue Stood, Time to Honor a Black or Latina Medical Pioneer

African American, Black, Health, History, Manhattan June 14, 2018 at 5:32 pm

Which “monumental woman” should be honored?

Herbert Quinones, overdose prevention trainer for the NYC Health Department, right, gives an opioid overdose rescue kit to one of roughly 50 volunteers who attended the free training session. (Photo by Mary Frost via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

‘Shake, Shout and Rub,’ Call 911, Then Administer Naloxone

Brooklyn, Health, Social Services June 13, 2018 at 5:31 pm

Opioid overdose prevention training – which includes training in how to administer life-saving naloxone nasal spray – is being offered at Brooklyn libraries, Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports.

Dr. Hasan Imanli discusses healthcare access for low-income families on April 29 in Baltimore.
 (Photo courtesy of the Whitetulip Health Foundation)

Explaining Health Care to Turkish Immigrants

Featured Posts, Health, Middle Eastern, New York June 13, 2018 at 4:12 pm

Volunteers at a New Jersey nonprofit help Turkish immigrants navigate the complicated health care system.

Roberta, who has lived in Washington Heights for 30 years, is concerned about the possible opening of supervised drug injection sites. (Photo via El Diario)

Washington Heights Residents Concerned about Drug Injection Sites

Government, Health, New York May 23, 2018 at 5:18 pm

Washington Heights residents are worried about the planned opening of an overdose prevention center, arguing that such sites would make the Hispanic neighborhood less safe and increase drug dealing in the area, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

‘Whose War on Drugs’ #BHeard Town Hall Planned

‘Whose War on Drugs’ #BHeard Town Hall Planned

Brooklyn, Criminal Justice, Health, History, New York, Politics May 22, 2018 at 2:50 pm

“Whose War on Drugs?” – a #BHeard Town Hall – will be held May 23 in Brooklyn.

“¡Listos!” is the Department of Health’s first awareness campaign completely in Spanish aimed at raising awareness about HIV/AIDS. (Photo courtesy of the NYC Health Department)

NYC Launches First HIV Awareness Campaign Completely in Spanish

Health, Latino, New York May 16, 2018 at 4:40 pm

The city’s Health Department, along with the Latino Commission on AIDS, launched its first campaign exclusively in Spanish to promote HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in the Hispanic community, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Chinese medicine displayed as part of the “On the Shelves of Kam Wah Chung & Co.” exhibition. (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

MOCA Exhibits ‘Chinese Medicine in America’

East Asian, Health, Manhattan, Video April 30, 2018 at 3:47 pm

Stories from Sing Tao Daily detail two exhibitions at the Museum of Chinese in America: one on Chinese medicine and its history in the U.S., and the other on a 19th century Chinese medical clinic located in what was once the third largest Chinatown in the country.

(Photo via Manhattan Times)

‘Brothers Thrive’ to Provide Mental Health Support for Black Men

Black, Health, New York April 27, 2018 at 11:36 am

Chirlane McCray announced the start of Brothers Thrive, a program to train organizations in offering mental health support for Black men and spreading awareness of mental illness and seeking treatment, reports Manhattan Times.

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Taiwanese in New York Knock on the Door of WHA

East Asian, Health, New York April 20, 2018 at 2:26 pm

Organizers of a campaign for Taiwan to join the World Health Assembly encouraged both Taiwanese and mainland Chinese immigrants to support the cause, reports World Journal.

Health Dept. Warns About Skin-Lightening Products

Health Dept. Warns About Skin-Lightening Products

Asian, Health, New York April 6, 2018 at 4:13 pm

The NYC Health Department warned about dangerous mercury levels in several skin-lightening products.

Milagros Valentín – “Millie,” who is 73 – says that her hypertension is under control thanks to what she has learned through the HHAP program. (Photo courtesy of the DOHMH via El Diario)

NYCHA Program Improves Health of Harlem Residents

Health, Latino, New York March 30, 2018 at 3:46 pm

Thanks to a program implemented in 2015, residents of five NYCHA housing projects in Harlem, many of them Latinos, reported better health, El Diario/La Prensa reports.