The goal of the Asian Health Program at Weill Cornell Medicine is to bridge the gap between access and care to New York City’s growing Asian population. New York City is home to the largest Asian population of any U.S. city, and the Chinese population is the largest of any city outside of China itself. These populations face disproportionate burdens of disease, particularly from liver cancers and hepatitis B & C. Despite this, Asian immigrants tend to underutilize health care services, as cultural and linguistic barriers often pose challenges to Asian Americans seeking care in the complex American healthcare system.
Our highly-experienced providers work closely with our Mandarin- and Cantonese-speaking staff to help these patients navigate the healthcare system and obtain the care they need. We are committed to providing interdisciplinary care in easily accessible locations staffed with culturally and linguistically appropriate individuals. Our program has the best outcomes in our region, and now, in addition to Weill Cornell Medicine’s primary location in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, we offer these services in Chinatown neighborhoods.