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Why We ♥ The ACA: Reason #5

March 24, 2017

Reason #5: Mental Health & Substance Use Treatment as an Essential Benefit Historically, mental health services have not been valued in the same way that medical and surgical services are. The Affordable Care Act...

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Thank you to our supporters!

December 20, 2016

Thank you to all our generous supporters for donating to the Institute for Family Health this holiday season, and helping us #GiveFamilyHealth. We are grateful and thankful for your commitment to ensuring that those...

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National Recovery Month Recap: #CelebrateRecovery Tips of the Week

September 30, 2016

Photo: Thomas McCarry, LMHC Today is the last day of National Recovery Month. Each week, we shared a #CelebrateRecovery tip from our Director of Substance Abuse Prevention, Thomas McCarry, LMHC (pictured above). In case...

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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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Five Things You Should Know About Mental Health First Aid

May 27, 2016

Rebecca Green, LMSW, is a regional director of the Institute’s COMPASS programs. She is also one of the Institute’s trained Mental Health First Aid instructors. She recently shared with us a few things you should...

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Institute Physician to Begin Fellowship in Adolescent Substance Use Prevention

May 11, 2016

Dr. Mark Sinclair (third from left), recent graduate (Class of 2016) of the Harlem Residency in Family Medicine, will be the first fellow in the Institute for Family Health’s Fellowship in Addiction Medicine. The Addiction...

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Get to Know The Institute’s PurpLE Clinic

May 6, 2016

Photo: Dr. Ravi, center, and other staff celebrate 50 patient visits at the PurpLE Clinic. — Last month was Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month. Last year, we opened a clinic for anyone who has...

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The Institute’s Zero Suicide Initiative used as Model by Epic Systems

May 4, 2016

Epic Systems recently used the Institute’s Zero Suicide efforts as a model or use-case for other healthcare organizations. The document, entitled “Preventing Suicides in Primary Care Settings” detailed how the Institute integrates mental health into...

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The Institute’s Harlem Health Center Called “Future” in Mental Health

May 4, 2016

In a recent visit to the Institute’s Family Health Center of Harlem, Norman Lamb, former UK Minister of Health, and David Covington, LPC, MBA, were impressed by the collaborative care model, our EHR use...

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Dr. Virna Little talks Zero Suicide in Healthcare

March 28, 2016

Virna Little, PsyD, LCSW-R, SAP, the Institute’s SVP for Psychosocial Services and Community Affairs, contributed to a document called Zero Suicide: An International Declaration for Better Healthcare. The document was developed by a group...

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