We make it easier to access free and affordable healthcare providers, particularly for the more than half of adult Nepali-speakers who live in New York without health insurance. We provide education about patient’s rights, and organize free health fairs and cancer screenings. We also advocate for meaningful language access at hospitals and other institutions for low-incidence languages such as Nepali and Tibetan. This can be a matter or life or death if patients do not fully understand the medications or the medical procedures.
To implement the Affordable Care Act, we have trained multilingual navigators who support Nepalis, Tibetans, and other Asian Americans sign up for health insurance. Adhikaar is the only organization with Nepali- and Tibetan-speaking navigators certified by the New York State.