The Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities (IHCD) Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering is working to address disparities in access to cancer treatment and other healthcare services at the local, national, and global levels. Using a cross-disciplinary, community-engaged approach, we identify key areas of need and provide health education and other services to immigrants and medically underserved communities.
Learn more about our programs.
The Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities Service works to identify and eliminate disparities in health and cancer treatment among immigrants and minorities.
Addressing Socioeconomic Determinants of Health
We provide critical services to help immigrants and minorities overcome social and economic obstacles to obtaining cancer treatment and other medical services
Working with Diverse Communities
Our experts address a variety of community-specific health issues for immigrants and minorities throughout New York City.
Eliminating Language & Cultural Barriers to Care
We provide medical interpretation training for bilingual people and offer courses in cultural responsiveness for healthcare providers.
Increasing Diversity in Cancer Research
Through our programs, we are working to increase the representation of minorities in cancer clinical trials and other medical research.
Reducing Health Risk in Immigrants & Minorities
We offer programs to assess individual health risk, provide information about affordable healthcare, and address barriers to cancer screening and treatment.
COVID-19 Community Resources
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, IHCD has worked to assist community members by compiling a list of critical resources to help navigate this crisis.