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National Health Center Week Recap: Meet our #InstituteInnovators

August 18, 2016

Last week we celebrated National Health Center Week by showcasing our #InstituteInnovators. The theme for the week was “Celebrating America’s Health Centers: Innovators in Community Health.” At the Institute, our innovators are working tirelessly...

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Notes from the Field: Lending a Helping hand to the African Diaspora

July 29, 2016

Dr. Demetri Blanas is an alum of the  Harlem Residency in Family Medicine program. He graduated last month with the class of 2016.  As part of his residency training, Dr. Blanas assisted local nonprofit, African Services Committee(ASC), with health-related initiatives....

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Institute Harlem Residency Grads Continue Service to Underserved Communities

July 19, 2016

  Last month, members of our Harlem Residency in Family Medicine class of 2016 graduated and are now taking next steps in their family medicine careers. Many of the graduates will continue to practice family medicine...

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Meet Our New Family Medicine Residents – Class of 2019

July 1, 2016

Today is the first day of work for new residents across our three family medicine residency programs. From Manhattan to the Mid-Hudson Valley, these 27 family physicians are gearing up to provide outstanding primary health...

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The Institute’s PurpLE Clinic Receives National Attention

June 27, 2016

Institute residency alum and PurpLE Clinic Director Anita Ravi, MD, MPH, MSHP has recently become selected to hold positions of leadership in two national health organizations. She will serve as the AAFP delegate to the AMA...

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Exploring Identity and Art at a School-Based Health Center

June 17, 2016

  Olivia Button, a 2015-16 Community HealthCorps member, worked at one of the Institute’s school-based health centers this year. As a part of her service, she helped put on an art show to help...

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Meet the Institute’s New Research Fellows

June 13, 2016

Photo: (from left) Drs. Olivia Perlmutt, Seema Shah and Cynthia Calixte. Our incoming clinical research fellows will be conducting research in women’s reproductive health with mentorship from the Institute’s Director of Female Reproductive Health, Dr. Linda...

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Notes from the Field: Home Runs and Health with Harlem’s Youth

June 3, 2016

Dr. Bamidele Olatunbosun is a third-year resident in the Harlem Residency in Family Medicine program, set to graduate this month.  As part of his residency training, Dr. Olatunsbosun and a few of his fellow residents assisted local...

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Five Things You Should Know About Mental Health First Aid

May 27, 2016

Rebecca Green, LMSW, is a regional director of the Institute’s COMPASS programs. She is also one of the Institute’s trained Mental Health First Aid instructors. She recently shared with us a few things you should...

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The Institute Hosts Intimate Event to Discuss Upcoming Initiatives

May 25, 2016

The Institute for Family Health was delighted to host an intimate luncheon on Saturday, May 7th in Kerhonkson, NY at the beautiful home of Roger Ross, the Institute’s VP for Talent Acquisition. A small...

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Institute Physician to Begin Fellowship in Adolescent Substance Use Prevention

May 11, 2016

Dr. Mark Sinclair (third from left), recent graduate (Class of 2016) of the Harlem Residency in Family Medicine, will be the first fellow in the Institute for Family Health’s Fellowship in Addiction Medicine. The Addiction...

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Join the Institute’s AIDS Walk Team in NYC

May 10, 2016

This Sunday, May 15th, is New York City’s annual AIDS Walk. The walk inspires hundreds of thousand of New Yorkers to walk and raise money to fight HIV/AIDS. The funds raised at the event remain a...

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Get to Know The Institute’s PurpLE Clinic

May 6, 2016

Photo: Dr. Ravi, center, and other staff celebrate 50 patient visits at the PurpLE Clinic. — Last month was Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month. Last year, we opened a clinic for anyone who has...

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Notes from the Field: A Humbling Experience at the NY Common Pantry

May 5, 2016

Dr. Amalia Dorelien recently graduated from the Harlem Residency in Family Medicine. As part of her residency training, Dr. Dorelien assisted a local nonprofit, New York Common Pantry. What local organization did you work with? What is their...

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The Institute’s Zero Suicide Initiative used as Model by Epic Systems

May 4, 2016

Epic Systems recently used the Institute’s Zero Suicide efforts as a model or use-case for other healthcare organizations. The document, entitled “Preventing Suicides in Primary Care Settings” detailed how the Institute integrates mental health into...

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