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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.

2013 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 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

 

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Paid Sick Days Now the Law in NYC!

Starting July 30, 2014, workers in NYC can now take paid sick days under the recent expansion of the Earned Sick Time Act that MRNY members helped to win.

Building upon the original law, now workers at businesses with 5 employees or more can earn up to 5 paid days off per year to care for themselves or a sick family member. No worker in NYC can be fired for taking a sick day. Read more...