I came to the United States when I was 17. I hardly spoke any English, had $10 in my pocket and a suitcase of clothes and books, including a couple of English-Chinese and Chinese-English dictionaries. My father and I relied heavily on the Chinese enclaves in Chicago’s Chinatown to access all the services we needed. Without these community- and faith-based supports, our lives could have been so unpredictably different. Now, more than 30 years later, ensuring immigrants have access to resources and moving the needle on immigrant health remains challenging, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Immigrants form the backbone of this country and while our experiences are vastly diverse, many immigrants and minority populations overall face cultural, linguistic and socioeconomic barriers to services, which ultimately contribute to significant disparities. To read the full story.