The Institute Blog

The Bronx Salad Featured on the Cover of Edible Bronx Magazine

April 21, 2017

The Bronx Salad — created by Bronx Health REACH and their partners — was featured on the cover of Edible Bronx for their current “Grow Issue.” The article highlights the initiative as a way...

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Why We ♥ The ACA: Reason #2

February 23, 2017

Rangi McNeil (pictured) can now treat his illness with the security of health insurance, thanks to New York state’s Medicaid expansion made possible by the ACA. Reason #2: Increased Medicaid funding to states enabled...

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A hot meal and a free haircut

February 21, 2017

  Last month we teamed up with the owners of Queens-based barbershop, Corona Barbershop Plus, to offer free haircuts to our homeless patients. The Institute operates a health center alongside the soup kitchen in...

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I thought I knew…but had no idea

February 16, 2017

  When I began my position as a Diabetes Prevention Coach at the Family Health Center of Harlem, I knew part of my job would be to facilitate shared medical groups. One of these...

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Taking Small Steps to Prevent Diabetes

December 19, 2016

The holiday season is a good time to focus on diabetes and what we can do to prevent it. During the holidays we gather with friends and family to enjoy many traditions — which...

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The Institute Observes World AIDS Day

December 2, 2016

Yesterday, December 1st, was World AIDS Day. Every year, the Institute’s COMPASS program organizes an observance of World AIDS Day at various sites, to remember the patients (friends/family/community members) we have lost, and pledge our support to...

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National Health Center Week Recap: Meet our #InstituteInnovators

August 18, 2016

Last week we celebrated National Health Center Week by showcasing our #InstituteInnovators. The theme for the week was “Celebrating America’s Health Centers: Innovators in Community Health.” At the Institute, our innovators are working tirelessly...

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Notes from the Field: Home Runs and Health with Harlem’s Youth

June 3, 2016

Dr. Bamidele Olatunbosun is a third-year resident in the Harlem Residency in Family Medicine program, set to graduate this month.  As part of his residency training, Dr. Olatunsbosun and a few of his fellow residents assisted local...

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Notes from the Field: A Humbling Experience at the NY Common Pantry

May 5, 2016

Dr. Amalia Dorelien recently graduated from the Harlem Residency in Family Medicine. As part of her residency training, Dr. Dorelien assisted a local nonprofit, New York Common Pantry. What local organization did you work with? What is their...

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We’re Here for the Holidays!

December 21, 2015

Many of our health centers have regular or extended hours over the next two weeks.  If you get sick over the holidays or just want to get one last physical before 2015 is out,...

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