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The Nation’s First Ever Maternal Health Awareness Week Kicks Off with a ‘March for Moms’

May 11, 2018

On Sunday, May 6, health providers, advocates, and families gathered on the National Mall in Washington D.C. to kick off a three-day event, March for Moms. This was the second annual rally to raise...

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The Institute’s Dr. Linda Prine Wins Excellence in Education Award from Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

May 10, 2018

This week during the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Annual Spring Conference, Dr. Linda Prine was awarded the Excellence in Education Award. With the Excellence in Education Award, STFM honors and recognizes an...

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Institute Hosts Press Conference for Manhattan District Attorney to Announce “Redefining Reentry” Initiative

April 9, 2018

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the investment of $7.2 million to expand healthcare, education, housing, and employment opportunities for New Yorkers reentering their communities from jail or prison. The Manhattan...

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Nutritionists at the Institute Help Improve Patients’ Quality of Life

March 29, 2018

March is National Nutrition Month, and this year’s theme is “Go Further with Food” by creating meals and snacks in advance that can also help reduce food loss and waste. Consulting with a nutritionist...

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What is Wellness?

March 2, 2018

The Wellness Connection program at the Institute for Family Health coordinates mental health, substance abuse, medical, case and care management services, and a variety of wellness-centered groups to help you make the choices that...

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The Health Center Funding Cliff Has Been Restored!

February 9, 2018

We did it! Thanks, in part, to the advocacy and solidarity shown among health center staff and supporters, Congress has voted to reauthorize several federal programs that are critical to the important work of...

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Institute Staff Stand with Health Centers Nationwide on #RedAlert4CHCs National Day of Demonstration

February 7, 2018

Staff around the Institute's network wore red in support of the National Day of Demonstration urging Congress to #FixtheCliff and fund community health centers.

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Community Health Centers Around the Nation Are in Limbo, Awaiting Final Federal Spending Bill

January 25, 2018

In what has been an unprecedented funding lapse, Congress has yet to fund the nation’s community health centers, the National Health Service Corps (NHSC), Teaching Health Centers Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program, and other...

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The Institute and Social Security Administration Collaborate to Make Social Security Disability Process More Efficient

October 26, 2017

The SSA will receive medical records within minutes or hours, as compared to weeks through the traditional manual process (mail, fax, or secure website). The electronic process saves time and money.

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Congressman Joseph Crowley Visits the Institute’s Center for Counseling in the Bronx

October 20, 2017

Yesterday, U.S. Representative Joseph Crowley visited our Center for Counseling at Frisby Avenue in the Bronx. The congressman serves New York's 14th District and is Chairman of the Democratic Caucus.

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#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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Institute in the Field: Providing Disaster Mental Health Services to People Affected by Hurricane Harvey

September 13, 2017

The Institute's Director of Substance Abuse Prevention, Thomas McCarry, LMHC, volunteered with the Red Cross to provide mental health services to people affected by Hurricane Harvey. He volunteered in shelters from August 31st -September...

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5 Ways You Can Help Prevent Drug Overdoses

August 31, 2017

Today is International Overdose Awareness Day. Our Director of Substance Abuse Prevention, Thomas McCarry, LMHC wants you to know that "prevention works, treatment is effective and recovery is possible." Below are five ways he...

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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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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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