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Preventing Child Abuse in Ulster County: Q&A with a Family Support Worker

April 27, 2017

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and to highlight the role the Institute plays in supporting families and strengthening our communities, we spoke with Nora Engelhard, a Family Support Worker at our Ulster...

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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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Institute Board Members Join NACHC to Express Importance of Community Health Centers with Lawmakers on Capitol Hill

April 19, 2017

Earlier this month Institute staff and board members attended the annual National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), Policy & Issues Forum in Washington, D.C. Every year, health center leaders and public health leaders...

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Residents and Faculty of the Institute’s Mid-Hudson Residency Program Meet with Congressman, John Faso

April 12, 2017

  Late last month, a group of about 40 medical professionals, including residents and faculty from the Institute’s Mid-Hudson Family Medicine Program, met in private with U.S. Rep. John Faso, who represents New York’s 19th...

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An Exchange of Ideas and Camaraderie During Annual Resident Research Day

April 10, 2017

It’s a rare occasion when all three family medicine residency programs of the Institute for Family Health are in the same clinic, let alone the same room. Last week, residents and faculty from the...

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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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Why We ♥ The ACA: Reason #4

March 17, 2017

Reason #4: Subsidies for Low & Moderate Income Individuals and Families: The new administration’s proposed bill  to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would eliminate cost-sharing subsidies which reduce what low-income individual plan customers...

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We stand with transgender youth

March 10, 2017

The Institute’s LGBTQ Health Task Force works to assure access to LGBTQ-affirming health care throughout our organization. In light of recent national events, we wanted to reassert our support for policies that promote the...

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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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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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Why We ♥ The ACA: Reason #1

February 14, 2017

Reason #1: We get to train more doctors who care about high-need communities. The ACA provided money for “Teaching Health Centers” that train primary care providers in health centers like the Institute.

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The Institute’s Dr. Aimee Smith Joins IMPLICIT Leadership Council

February 6, 2017

Mid- Hudson residency faculty member,  Dr. Aimee Smith recently joined the prestigious IMPLICIT Leadership Council. When asked about joining the IMPLICIT Leadership Council, Dr. Smith said “I started working with the IMPLICIT Network nine years...

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What an ACA Repeal Would Mean to Us

January 26, 2017

Given the recent news that Congress is acting quickly to repeal portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – sometimes called “Obamacare” – we want to take a moment to share with you the...

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