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Healthy Families

MRNY works to guarantee equal rights, access, and improved healthcare for the 2.5 million New Yorkers with limited English proficiency. We have:

  • Improved disease prevention, early detection, and nutrition for 20,000+ community members through direct benefits and health insurance enrollment, HIV testing, and health education.

  • Secured the right to translation and interpretation services at all NYC public benefits offices; major public and private hospitals statewide; major chain pharmacies statewide; and City, State, and Long Island county government agencies.


  • Guaranteed equal access at Nassau County agencies with new Executive Orders requiring translation and interpretation services.

  • Helped 2,474 people access public benefits, health insurance, HIV testing, and peer health education.

  • Launched an Affordable Care Act enrollment program to help 1,000 families and small businesses access health insurance in the first year of the state's new exchange.

Expanding Civil Rights | Promoting Health | Improving Housing
Winning Workplace Justice | Improving Public Education | Empowering Youth



NYC Immigrants Win Full Legal Representation

On July 1, New York City became the first city in the nation to provide full legal representation to all immigrants in detention who are facing deportation. Every year, for thousands of immigrants in this situation, it is virtually impossible to defend themselves against deportation without having the basic right to a public defender. Read more...