Drs. Arash and Kamiar Alaei Present Grand Rounds on November 14th

Arash Alaei, MD and Kamiar Alaei, MD, DrPH will present the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health’s November Grand Rounds. Their presentation, entitled, “The Human Rights-Based Approached to Health for People Living with HIV/AIDS in Iran,” will discuss community based approaches for HIV/AIDS prevention and care in Iran, triangular clinics that integrate HIV/AIDS, STI, and addiction programs, and other best practices.

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The Institute for Family Health Hosts First Lady Chirlane McCray and the Health Commissioner Mary T. Bassett for “Mental Health First Aid” Training

In Observance of World Mental Health Day


Bronx, NY (October 10, 2014) – In observance of World Mental Health Day, the Institute for Family Health’s Walton Family Health Center hosted a “Mental Health First Aid” training attended by NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray, NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Mary T. Bassett, Executive Deputy Commissioner for Mental Hygiene Dr. Gary Belkin and officials from the DeBlasio administration.

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Institute for Family Health Receives CDC Funding to Expand Bronx Health REACH Efforts

New York, NY (October 7, 2014) – The Institute for Family Health was awarded nearly $3,000,000 in funding over the next three years to advance its work as a part of the Bronx Health REACH Coalition. The award, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), supports the multi-sectoral, participatory Coalition of over 70 members that has successfully implemented evidence-based and community-informed interventions in a sustained effort to eliminate health disparities in chronic disease and related risk factors among residents of the Bronx.

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