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Active Design Toolkit for Schools Celebrated at Earth School Rooftop Garden

May 22, 2015

Publication features success stories and resources to help schools increase opportunities for physical activity among students New York, NY (May 22, 2015) — This week, the Partnership for a Healthier New York City released the Active Design Toolkit for Schools with a celebration at the Earth School’s rooftop garden, “the Fifth Street Farm.” The Earth School …read more

Institute staff participated in this year's AIDS Walk in NYC.

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 has raised a total of $1,000, which will support efforts to combat HIV and AIDS. This year the walk raised $4.88 …read more


[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 volunteer students and the Institute operate the Einstein Community Health Outreach (ECHO) Free Clinic on Saturdays at our Walton Family Health …read more


Bronx Health REACH Commends Comptroller Scott Stringer’s Report on Physical Education Disparities in NYC Schools

May 7, 2015

New York, NY (May 7, 2015) – The Institute for Family Health’s Bronx Health REACH program applauds New York City  Comptroller Scott Stringer for his report, “Dropping the Ball: Disparities in Physical Education in New York City Schools.” The report highlights the lack of certified PE teachers, dedicated space for PE and adequate PE programming. These …read more


Dr. Demetre Daskalakis Presents Grand Rounds on May 8th

May 4, 2015

NEW YORK, NY  (May 4, 2015) – Demetre C. Daskalakis, MD, MPH will present the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health’s May Grand Rounds. His presentation, entitled “PrEP and the Prevention=Treatment Continuum,” will address how to identify individuals who may benefit from pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), how to better make decisions about PrEP initiation and potential …read more


Virna Little Talks with SAMHSA-HRSA about ‘The Behavioral Health Tide in Primary Care’

April 16, 2015

New York, NY (April 16, 2015)  Five to 10 years ago, primary and behavioral health care were completely separate systems. In a recent interview with SAMHSA -HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS), Virna Little, Senior Vice President of Psychosocial Services and Community Affairs at the Institute, discusses why that’s changed and what  the future …read more


ASCNYC Celebrates New Midtown Location with an Open House

April 14, 2015

New York, NY (April 14, 2015) – Today, the ASCNYC (AIDS Service Center NYC )held an open house in celebration of their new office location in Midtown Central at 64 West 35th St. The open house featured a festive reception, guided tours, refreshments and special guests. Representatives from the New York City Council and New …read more

The Institute Receives New York State Grant to Enhance its Ulster County Health Home

April 10, 2015

New Paltz, NY (April 10, 2015) – The Institute for Family Health was awarded over $800,000 in New York State funding to support infrastructure enhancements for its Ulster County Health Home program. The program is sponsored by the New York State Department of Health to coordinate health services for Medicaid beneficiaries with chronic, complex health …read more


The Institute’s Dutchess County Healthy Families Celebrates Public Health Week by Unveiling the “Nursing Nook” in the Family Partnership Center

April 8, 2015

Poughkeepsie, NY (April 8, 2015) – Today, in celebration of National Public Health Week, community leaders gathered at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Dutchess County Healthy Families program’s grand opening of the “Nursing Nook,” a new, public breastfeeding space at the Family Partnership Center, community center on North Hamilton Street in Poughkeepsie, New York. …read more


Dr. Robert Fletcher Presents Grand Rounds on April 10th

April 3, 2015

New York, NY  (April 3, 2015) – Robert J. Fletcher, DSW, ACSW, NADD-CC will present the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health’s April Grand Rounds. His presentation, entitled “Integrated Care: The Interface Between Primary and Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability,” will review multiple facets of caring for patients with intellectual disabilities: the interaction between physical …read more

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