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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New Evening Hours at our Harlem and Union Square Locations

June 27, 2017

Beginning this Saturday, July 1st  two of our Manhattan locations — Family Health Center of Harlem and Sidney Hillman/Phillips Family Practice — will close at 8pm on weekdays and at 6pm on weekends. Prior to this...

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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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Happy Holidays from the Institute for Family Health

December 23, 2016

Update: Family Practice Center of Hyde Park will be CLOSED on Saturday 12/31/16. Don’t worry, many of our health centers will be open during the upcoming holidays. Click here for our holiday hours! Save

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Thank you to our supporters!

December 20, 2016

Thank you to all our generous supporters for donating to the Institute for Family Health this holiday season, and helping us #GiveFamilyHealth. We are grateful and thankful for your commitment to ensuring that those...

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Taking Small Steps to Prevent Diabetes

December 19, 2016

The holiday season is a good time to focus on diabetes and what we can do to prevent it. During the holidays we gather with friends and family to enjoy many traditions — which...

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“Socks & Roll” – Making an Impact on the City’s Homeless

December 15, 2016

Dr. Nikki Neretin, our medical director for homeless services, wrote this message to students, faculty and staff of Columbia Teachers College, after their generous donation of socks to her homeless patients. To read more sock...

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The Institute Observes World AIDS Day

December 2, 2016

Yesterday, December 1st, was World AIDS Day. Every year, the Institute’s COMPASS program organizes an observance of World AIDS Day at various sites, to remember the patients (friends/family/community members) we have lost, and pledge our support to...

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We’re Open for the Thanksgiving Weekend!

November 22, 2016

A few of our health centers have regular or extended hours on Thanksgiving Day and through the weekend. When you need us most, our providers are here to help you! Click here to view our...

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