On March 1, 2021 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm (EST), the Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) hosted a virtual presentation and discussion of its new report, “Mapping Key Determinants of Immigrants’ Health in Brooklyn and Queens.” The report profiles the neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens where immigrant communities are most at risk for negative health outcomes. As a complement to the report, the interactive data tool maps key health determinants in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and the Bronx. Both aim to identify and potentially meet gaps in services to immigrant populations, particularly healthcare, housing, legal, educational, and work-related services.
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to devastate immigrant communities. Several neighborhoods CMS identified as most at risk based on health determinants have been ravaged by COVID-19 and have large shares of immigrant essential workers. Vaccine distribution in New York City has also been uneven across racial and socioeconomic groups and the neighborhoods examined in the report.
At this webinar, the panelists discussed how the report and data tool can enable healthcare providers, government agencies, and nonprofit entities to identify gaps in their services to immigrant populations and help them meet the needs of these communities.
This event was sponsored by the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation.