The Institute Blog

#NSPM: Preventing Suicide with Safety Planning Groups at the Institute for Family Health, a Q&A with our Director of Suicide Prevention

September 28, 2017

September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Our Director of Suicide Prevention, Sarah A. Bernes, MPH, LMSW shared with us some information about a new service at the Institute - Suicide Safety Planning Groups.

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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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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 #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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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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