Post Tagged with: "health care"

The NYC Care program will launch this summer in The Bronx. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

De Blasio’s Health Care Program, a Ray of Hope for Immigrants?

Health, Immigration, New York January 9, 2019 at 4:59 pm

Latino New Yorkers and pro-immigrant organizations warmly welcomed Mayor de Blasio’s proposal for a public health plan that would cover undocumented immigrants, El Diario La Prensa reports.

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.

Johanny Fernández at BronxCare, where she receives medical attention (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Many DACA Beneficiaries Do Not Apply for Health Insurance

Health, Immigration, New York February 29, 2016 at 3:25 pm

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.

(Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Among New Yorkers, Latinos Have Less Access to Health Care

Health, Latino February 4, 2016 at 2:07 pm

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.

Bronx resident Yolanda Rodriguez shares her ideas at "What Creates Health? A Community Conversation." (Photo by Stephanie Daniel for Voices of NY)

A Conversation on ‘What Creates Health?’

Bronx, Featured Posts, Health, Voices' Picks September 27, 2016 at 4:43 pm

Community groups, activists, artists and locals came together in the Bronx to address health inequities at an event organized by the NYC Department of Health’s Center for Health Equity.

Mayor Bill de Blasio holding his IDNYC. The new identity card should help undocumented to receive "Direct Access" health care. (Photo by William Alatriste via Gotham Gazette)

Piloting ‘Direct Access’ to Health Care in NYC

Health, Immigration, New York November 9, 2015 at 4:58 pm

A $6 million pilot program to offer health care to New Yorkers who are undocumented immigrants draws mixed reaction, reports Gotham Gazette.

(Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Health Plan for Uninsured Immigrants in NYC Unveiled

Government, Health, Immigration, New York October 2, 2015 at 5:04 pm

A new city initiative seeks to improve health care access for low-income, uninsured immigrants, El Diario reports.

Sophie Forst, 58, teaches French in Manhattan. She lived 15 years in the U.S. without health care. (Photo by Hilary Brueck/Voices of NY)

French in NYC Hedge Bets on Health

Featured Posts, Health, Voices' Picks, Western European December 17, 2013 at 3:06 pm

French expats in NYC, mystified by the U.S. healthcare system, often postpone care until they visit home.

Diabetes prevention coaches and the people who trained them. Back row: l. to r., Patricia Nelson, Delores Graham, Rev. Michel Faulkner, Loretta Fleming, Ruby Garner, Chris Norwood, executive director of Health People, Dr. Robert W. Marrow. Front Row: l. to r., Gwendolyn Kennely, Dr. Juanita Lopez-Kump, Wanda Williams, Darlene Cruz, Rosa Martinez. (Photo via Mott Haven Gerald)

Bronx Diabetes Prevention Program May Be Canceled

Bronx, Health October 10, 2013 at 6:04 pm

A diabetes prevention program in the Bronx may fall victim to the budget sequester before being formally launched, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Photo of Wladyslaw Haniszewski provided to ABC News by his friend George Jędra. (Photo via Nowy Dziennik)

NJ Hospital to Help Patient It Sent to Poland

Eastern European, Health, Immigration, In the News, Metro Area August 22, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Nowy Dziennik updates a June story in which a New Jersey hospital transported a stroke patient back to his hometown in Poland without his consent, raising criticism from Polish consulate officials who fear the precedent it could set.

Mariana Sánchez is a counselor at a community program that helps low-income families. (Photo via El Diario)

Immigrant Draws on Personal Experience to Help Combat Asthma

African American, Health, Latino October 31, 2012 at 12:59 am

“I tell them that I know what it’s like to go hungry, to sleep on the floor, to feel humiliated,” says Mariana Sánchez, a once undocumented immigrant who is now a counselor with a community program that serves low-income families. El Diario La Prensa reported.

Jacqueline Rios cries as she recalls how the nonprofit suicide prevention program for Hispanic teens saved her life. Council member Julissa Ferreras is standing to Rios's left, and Beatriz Coronel, the suicide prevention program coordinator, stands on her right on the New York City Hall steps on June 20. (Photo by Benjamin Chasteen/The Epoch Times)

Report Sets Off Alarms on Latina Teen Suicide

Health, Latino July 12, 2012 at 3:43 pm

A recent survey on teenage risk behaviors brought renewed attention to the worrying rates of attempted suicide among Latina teens, reported El Correo de Queens and The Epoch Times. The federal survey found that that Hispanic girls considered or attempted suicide at dramatically higher rates than non-Hispanic teens.

Rallying for health care reform in Minnesota back in 2008. (Photo from AFL-CIO/Flickr, via Feet in 2 Worlds)

Praise for Health Care Ruling Tempered by Medicaid Decision

Health, Politics July 2, 2012 at 7:22 pm

Since the Supreme Court upheld most of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act in a 5-to-4 ruling last Thursday, the ethnic and community press have digested the information and offered a range of perspectives on the news — including those of Latinos, Asians, low-income women, undocumented immigrants and Jews.

The president of the National Assembly, Fernando Cordero made an announcement to inform of first under legislative center for immigrant community in New York. (photo by Zaira Cortés)

Ecuadorean Government Offers Expat Countrymen N.Y. Legislative House

Immigration, Latino May 22, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Many immigrant communities remain closely connected to politics in their home countries. But Ecuador is actively courting its expatriate citizens — establishing a legislative house in New York, as well as an organization that offers basic medical care to Ecuadoreans here.

Marcelo Villagran administers a glucose test to driver Rafael Fernandez, age 62. (Photo by Jonathan Camhi)

Taxi Drivers Struggling to Stay Healthy Get Some Help

Health, Transportation March 15, 2012 at 12:05 pm

New York City taxi drivers, whose sedentary lives behind the wheel give them little time for exercise or healthy eating, face some dire health consequences, but there are efforts underway to address the problem. Several hospitals and health care programs around the city offer drivers health screenings and advice.