The Institute Blog

Why We ♥ The ACA: Reason #3

March 3, 2017

Reason #3: The ACA requires insurance plans to cover basic preventive services for women. Many of our patients have benefited from the ACA’s requirement that all health plans cover preventive services for women without...

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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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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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Notes from the Field: Empowering Patients in Harlem

September 28, 2016

Dr. Richard Gadomski is a second year resident in our Harlem Residency in Family Medicine. As part of his residency training, Dr. Gadomski assists a local nonprofit, Harlem Children’s Zone, with health-related initiatives. Since I began working with...

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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: Lending a Helping hand to the African Diaspora

July 29, 2016

Dr. Demetri Blanas is an alum of the  Harlem Residency in Family Medicine program. He graduated last month with the class of 2016.  As part of his residency training, Dr. Blanas assisted local nonprofit, African Services Committee(ASC), with health-related initiatives....

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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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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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Meet Our Diabetes Team: Margaret Walsh, FNP

November 20, 2015

Continuing with our weekly introductions to members of our “diabetes team,” in recognition of American Diabetes Month, meet Margaret Walsh, FNP (Family Nurse Practitioner) from Walton Family Health Center in the Bronx, NY. You may recall seeing Margaret...

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