New York, NY (September 18, 2014) – Throughout the month of September, the Institute for Family Health will be observing national Suicide Prevention Month as part of its ongoing efforts to raise awareness about suicide prevention. The Institute, a New York State health center network, has played a leading role in promoting evidence-based suicide prevention efforts in primary care settings
Mary Bassett, MD, MPH, Commissioner of Health at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, presented at the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health’s September 12, 2014 Grand Rounds. Her presentation, entitled “Place Based Solutions to Neighborhood Health Disparities,” described the health department’s plan to reduce health disparities in NYC using a neighborhood-centered approach.
Drs. Neil Calman and Bamidele Olatunbosun were featured on a NY1 story on Teaching Health Centers. In 2011, the Institute received federal funding from HRSA to open a second Teaching Health Center program in New York State, located at its Family Health Center of Harlem, in the historic neighborhood of Harlem.