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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

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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

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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

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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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The Institute’s Dutchess County Healthy Families Program is Throwing a Baby Shower!

April 2, 2015

Poughkeepsie, NY (April 2, 2015) – The Institute’s Dutchess County Healthy Families program has teamed up with Hudson Health Plan and MVP Health Care to coordinate a “Community Baby Shower” for expecting parents and new families. The event will be held at the Family Partnership Center located at 29 North Hamilton Street in Poughkeepsie, NY on …read more

Dr. Savita Gopal recently examined Jacob Doble, 10, who was having hallucinations, at the Family Health Center of Harlem. Credit- Sam Hodgson for The New York Times

New York Times Features Institute’s Harlem Residency in Family Medicine

March 26, 2015

March 26, 2015 – The New York Times today published “Amid Affordable Care Act Fight, a Health Center Program Struggles to Stay Alive,” featuring president & CEO Dr. Neil Calman, as well as Drs. Savita Gopal and Venis Wilder of the Institute’s Harlem Residency in Family Medicine. The piece describes the successful federal Teaching Health …read more

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The Institute Holds Fourth Annual Research & Innovation Symposium

March 18, 2015

New York, NY (March 18, 2015) – The Institute’s annual Research & Innovation Symposium was held  Wednesday, March 11th at The New York Academy of Medicine.  The event allows the great minds of the Institute to share innovative research projects with colleagues, the community and Institute partners. There were 48 projects presented and about 180 …read more

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The Institute Celebrates Our Community HealthCorps Team for AmeriCorps Week (March 9th – March 13th)

March 9, 2015

New York, NY (March 9, 2015) – This week is AmeriCorps Week and what better time to recognize the hard-working AmeriCorps members that staff our health centers.  We currently have 18 young health professionals serving at sites all across the Institute as members of our Community HealthCorps program. They engage in immersive and important care, …read more

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Dr. Lisa Bates Presents Grand Rounds on March 13th

March 6, 2015

New York, NY ( March 6, 2015) – Lisa Bates, SM, ScD will present the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health’s March Grand Rounds. Her presentation, entitled, “Social Determinants of Health: Rethinking the Behavioral Pathway,” will review the relative emphasis on social structure and agency in shaping individual health risk behaviors, describe approaches to health …read more

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