The Healthcare Access Program builds upon DCS’s extensive experience helping families manage medical and behavioral care and support services. The program serves 300 Medicaid eligible individuals annually who struggle with one or more of the following chronic conditions:

  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • HIV
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity
  • Mental Health
  • Substance Abuse

Through our client-centered approach, DCS removes barriers to health and facilitates access to primary and behavioral care. DCS’s care management team serves as a bridge between our clients, health providers and community based service providers to address individual needs and goals in a comprehensive manner, coordinating services ranging from housing and entitlement benefits to medical case conferences and health education. Our care management team provides knowledgeable, culturally sensitive support in a nurturing environment with services available in Spanish, French, and Kreyol.  Through comprehensive case management and coordinated care, DCS works to reduce emergency room visits and inpatient services, ensuring our clients stay healthy in the long run.

For more information on Health Care Access and how we can help you, contact:

Chery McKenzie

Dominique Etienne
18.399.0200 ext. 312


Medical Benefits Assistance Program (MBAP)

Diaspora Community Services is the only awarded Provider in Brooklyn funded to provide outreach to increase the number of people of color in the AIDS Drugs Assistance Program (ADAP) and its Primary Care component, (ADAP Plus). Funding enables MBAP to reach HIV+ individuals in Brooklyn communities who are uninsured, under insured or undocumented to inform them about the availability of ADAP and ADAP Plus, HIV Home Care Program and ADAP plus Insurance Continuation Program (APIC). The goal of this program is to enroll 150 HIV + individuals into the most comprehensive medical care, and refer them to appropriate supportive services.   

For more information on MBAP contact:

Mauro Julca
Program Manager
718.399.0200 ext. 3016