In the United States, each ethnic group has its own distinct set of health issues. For example, South Asians have high rates of oral cancer and cardiovascular disease; many Arab and Chinese Americans are reluctant to seek cancer treatment; and obesity and diabetes are epidemic in the Mexican American community.
Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities Service has several programs to tackle some of the most pervasive health problems in immigrants and other medically underserved people.
- Arab Health Initiative
This program offers patient education and support services to help Arab Americans obtain cancer treatment.
- South Asian Health Initiative
We provide healthcare services and outreach to the South Asian community in the New York metropolitan area.
- Ventanillas de Salud (Health Windows) at the Mexican Consulate
This program promotes disease prevention and health awareness for Mexican Americans.
- Chinese American Cancer Care Access Program
Our research initiative is focused on improving support services for Chinese Americans who have cancer.
- Psycho-Oncology Latino Initiative
Learn about the Psycho-Oncology Latino Initiative, which aims to improve access of psychosocial services in the Latino community for those with cancer through research, outreach, and education.
- Using Education to Increase HPV Vaccination
Learn more about how we're working to reduce the burden of cancers related to HPV and develop successful methods to reduce health disparities in the Latino population.