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#NHCW15 Photo of the Day: An Alternate Model of Prenatal Care

August 10, 2015

New York, NY (August 10, 2015) – This week is National Health Center Week and for each day, we will feature an photo from our archives.  Today’s photo comes from one of our CenteringPregnancy™ groups.  Below,...

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#NHCW15 Photo of the Day: Dr. Calman Supports New York Health Act

August 9, 2015

New York, NY (August 9, 2015) – Today marks the first day of National Health Center Week (#NHCW15). The theme for this year’s week-long celebration is “America’s Health Centers- Celebrating Our Legacy, Shaping Our Future.” For...

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Institute Staff Participate in AIDS Walk New York

May 18, 2015

New York, NY (May 18, 2015) – Yesterday, 56 Institute employees walked in the 30th annual AIDS Walk in New York City.  The walk took place in Central Park.  The Institute’s team so far...

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[VIDEO] Einstein Student Volunteers “Get More than They Give” at Free Clinic in the Bronx

May 16, 2015

New York, NY (May 16, 2015) – In 1999, medical students at Albert Einstein College of Medicine approached The Institute for Family Health with the mission of providing uninsured Bronx residents access to healthcare. The...

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HIT Megatrend: Patients will have Instant, Complete, Unfettered Access to their Medical Records

July 16, 2011

Healthcare Needs Help On Transparency (from Information Week – Posted by Chris Murphy on Thursday Jul 14th at 6:11pm) Dr. Neil Calman wrapped up Tuesday’s InformationWeek Healthcare IT Leadership Forum in New York City...

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ACOs and Federally Qualified Health Centers: A Lost Opportunity to Transform the Health Care of America’s Most Needy?

April 3, 2011

As our Nation struggles with the troublesome duet of embarrassingly poor health outcomes and seemingly unstoppable escalations in health care costs, a model has emerged with promise to blaze our way out of this...

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ACOs and Population Health – It’s the Denominator, Stupid !

April 2, 2011

ACOs or Accountable Care Organizations were created by the health reform legislation proposed by President Obama and passed by the legislature one year ago. They are the Nation’s new hope in reorganizing the financing...

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Let the Work Begin!

March 28, 2010

It is hard not to be amazed by the accomplishment of our President, Barack Obama, in getting a complex, far-reaching, health reform bill through the legislature. It took his focused vision and a determination...

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How to Guarantee Disparities in Health Outcomes: A Primer

November 21, 2009

Bradford Gray, PhD, a distinguished health services researcher has published a very important study which demonstrates yet another reason why our health care system is designed perfectly to get the disparities in health outcomes...

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For Medical Students: Primary Care, the Uninsured and Painful Lessons that Lie Ahead

November 14, 2009

On a rainy and blustery evening last week, I had the pleasure of speaking to an amazing group of first and second year medical students at Downstate Medical School in Brooklyn – part of...

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Sexism Effects Clinical Decision-Making as Well

July 25, 2009

In repsonse to my last two blog posts, a number of readers responded that women, not just people of color, experience bias and disrespect in the health care system. This brought to mind a...

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CNN Report on Aparthied in Medical Care in New York City – a follow-up note

July 22, 2009

(The message below was posted on Anderson Cooper’s blog in response to many comments recieved about the show that aired on July 20 on AC360. It is scheduled to air again on Saturday July...

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CNN AC360 Dr. Sanjay Gupta Covers our Attorney General Complaint Re: Discrimination in NYC Hospitals

July 18, 2009

Bronx Health REACH Attorney General Complaint to be featured on CNN’s AC 360 Segments Produced by Dr. Sanjay Gupta – Monday July 20 10pm-12midnight Monday night, July 20, 2009, on CNN’s Anderson Cooper...

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Who will Represent America’s Poor as We Move Toward Health Reform?

April 29, 2009

Both the Administration and the Congress have been gearing up for health reform for many months. There are some good signs that both branches of government are taking health reform seriously. The President has...

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In Memory of Steven B. Tamarin MD – a Great Physician and a Great Friend

December 1, 2008

I am deeply saddened to relay to you news of the death of Steven B Tamarin MD, a personal friend, a great physician and one of the founders of Family Medicine in New York...

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