Working with Diverse Communities

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.