The Institute Blog

An Open Letter to the Community

June 1, 2017

Every day, people of color are dying in our communities, some at the hands of our neighbors, others at the hands of those charged with protecting us. We remain grief- stricken, and outraged at...

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Celebrating 20 Years of Training Family Physicians and Honoring Dr. Red Schiller

May 24, 2017

On Friday, May 19th, the Institute for Family Health celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the Beth Israel/Mount Sinai Downtown Family Medicine Residency. The event honored Dr. Robert “Red” Schiller for his years of dedication...

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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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Learning the Importance of Empathy in Healthcare

January 6, 2017

When I started my job last Fall as a Homeless Care Manager with the Community Health Practicum Program, I honestly did not know what to expect. On my first day at a homeless care...

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Happy Holidays from the Institute for Family Health

December 23, 2016

Update: Family Practice Center of Hyde Park will be CLOSED on Saturday 12/31/16. Don’t worry, many of our health centers will be open during the upcoming holidays. Click here for our holiday hours! Save

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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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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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