23 Sep

DACA Know Your Rights Forum/ DACA Conozca Sus Derechos

DACA Know Your Rights Forum

Come and learn about DACA renewal and immigrants’ rights, along with various services that are available to the community!

Venga y aprenda sobre la renovación de DACA y los derechos de los inmigrantes y servicios que están disponibles para la comunidad!

The deadline for DACA recipients to renew is October 5th.  Free legal help is available!

 La fecha límite para renovar DACA es el 5 de octubre. Hay servicios legales gratuitos disponibles.

For more information/Para más información:

Melina Gonzalez,  646-672-5200

DACA Know Your Rights Forum

14 Sep

Research and Innovation

LSA is embedding research into each of our programs to stay at the forefront of human service delivery

Below are some of the research efforts being made in our programs. The goal is to deepen our understanding of the community and to continue improving our services to help families move past the barriers to well-being that result from poverty.

Early Learning

New York University is working with families in the Parenting and Child Development program to research family makeup and its impact on parent-child bonding and language development. The aim is to create and pilot a new intervention program that will promote parent-child language interactions during common, everyday activities at home.

Greening and Asthma Prevention

The Environmental Health program is participating in several national and local studies that investigate the relationship between environment and public health. One study evaluates the health benefits of renovating affordable housing with “green” materials and technologies. Another study is looking into the impact of asthma management support for high-risk adult asthmatics. Finally, in partnership with Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and the New York Academy of Medicine, the program is participating in a study focused on the prevention and control of mold, which can trigger asthma symptoms and other adverse health conditions.

Reaching Immigrants

In 2016, our Advocacy program partnered with the Mexican Initiative for Deferred Action (MIDA) to do grassroots outreach in the community in order to provide immigration resources to eligible individuals. Data was collected to learn how DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) affects the lives of those who obtain it.

Tracking Health Trends

Two MD-MPH students from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai are looking at Nursing data from 2012 to 2015 to help us understand health trends in our patient population. Thanks to a grant from the Sills Foundation, LSA embarked on a 3-year capacity-building ​project to develop agency-wide​ and program specific​ ​metrics to better measure ​impact and to implement best practices in the use of data systems​ to capture key information. ​

Photo caption: In 2016, LSA nurses made 860 home visits to provide prenatal and post-partum care.  Photo by Micah Rubin.

23 Dec

DACA Legal Clinic

NY Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) will be holding an on-site legal clinic with us on Wednesday, 12/23, to prepare DACA.  If you were born after June 15, 1982 and came to the US prior to your 16th birthday, you may be eligible for DACA — a special immigration program that protect you from deportation and gives you a work permit.

For more information or to make an appointment, call LSA Family Health Service at (646) 672.5200.