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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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The Evolution of Health Care: Dr. Kierann Toth, Class of 2014

May 30, 2017

As a medical student at Stanford, Kierann Toth, MD, knew what she wanted from her residency in family medicine. And she traveled across the country, to New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley to find it.

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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 Evolution of Health Care: Dr. Joe Llenos, Class of 2009

May 18, 2017

Dr. Llenos graduated from the Institute’s Mid-Hudson Family Medicine Residency Program in 2009. He continues to practice family medicine at a clinic in Caldwell, Idaho. He spoke with us recently about how his time...

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The Evolution of Health Care: Dr. Resa Caivano, Class of 2006

May 11, 2017

Dr. Resa Caivano is a 2006 graduate of our Mount Sinai/Beth Israel Family Medicine Residency program. She remains committed to serving medically underserved populations. In addition to seeing patients daily, she works with a...

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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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