The Institute for Family Health at APHA

The Institute for Family Health is delighted and proud to announce that many of our staff and residents will be presenting at the American Public Health Association American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting in Boston. The following members of our team will being sharing their work:

  • Dr. Geniene Wilson, an attending physician for our Mid-Hudson Family Practice Residency Program will discuss the status of HIV and Hepatitis C training among New York residency programs, and the opportunities for education and curriculum development. Learn more here or check out session 3141.0, Monday at 10:30am.
  • Approximately 2.2 million people in the US are chronically infected with hepatitis B, 1.3 million of them are foreign-born. Dr. Demetri Blanas, a resident from our Harlem Residency in Family Medicine Program, will present about a novel program for screening African immigrants for Hepatitis B. Learn more here or check out session 3136.0, Monday at 10:30am.
  • One of the Affordable Care Act’s many goals is to integrate behavioral health with primary care. Virna Little, our Senior VP of Psychosocial Services and Community Affairs and national winner of the 2013 Social Worker of the Year award, will present on models of integrated care and strategies for implementation. Learn more here or go to session 3209.0, Monday at 12:30pm.
  • Young community health leaders have an important role to play in addressing health disparities. Dr. Venis Wilder, an attending physician with our Harlem Residency in Family Medicine Program will present today about a health curriculum in Washington Heights that helps students understand their community’s strengths and challenges, make healthy decisions and even become community health leaders.Learn more here or check out session 3270.0, Monday at 12:30pm.
  • Over 30% of adults in Harlem and the South Bronx reported no physical activity in the past 30 days. By engaging community residents and local experts, Program Coordinator for Bronx Health Reach, Emma Rodgers, and her colleagues have increased communities’ ability to design projects to get residents out on the streets and being more active. Learn more here or check out session 5151.0, Wednesday at 12:30pm.
Young community health leaders have an important role to play in addressing health disparities. Dr. Venis Wilder, an attending physician with our Harlem Residency in Family Medicine Program will present today about a health curriculum in Washington Heights that helps students understand their community’s strengths and challenges, make healthy decisions and even become community health leaders. Learn more here: https://apha.confex.com/apha/141am/webprogram/Paper292058.html or go to session 3270.0 at 12:30pm