June 13, 2022
As part of our Community Health Needs Assessment, the AAFSC Research Institute is releasing the following Story Map, which examines the accessibility of affordable health services in low-income, underserved, and socially vulnerable communities in NYC, including those with a high concentration of Arab, Middle Eastern, North African, and South Asian community members. AAFSC recognizes that these populations are not distinctly identified in traditional surveys – including the Census. We hope this Story Map will serve to further educate stakeholders and advocates about the geographic relationship between vulnerable immigrant communities and affordable health services. In this way, we aim to ensure health services are accessible to the immigrant and refugee families who need them.