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The Institute Celebrates 18 Medical Assistant Program Graduates

June 19, 2015

New York, NY (June 19, 2015) – Yesterday, the Institute celebrated the achievements of 18 staff members that have recently completed a Medical Assistant program. The program started as an effort to partner healthcare and education together to better meet workforce needs. Together with the New York Alliance for Careers in Healthcare, Lehman College and the Borough of …read more

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Dr. Angela Diaz Presents Grand Rounds on June 12th

June 5, 2015

New York, NY (June 5, 2015) – Angela Diaz, MD, MPH will present the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health’s June Grand Rounds. Her presentation, entitled “Trends in Adolescent Health,” will address the current status of adolescent health and emerging issues within the field, as well as the unique challenges of serving an urban adolescent population …read more

While crime rates in the Bronx fell 71% from 1993 to 2001, the borough still has a long way to go. Exposure to and fear of crime has negative effects on mental and emotional health. Unsafe streets can also prevent residents, young and old, from going outside and engaging in heart-healthy physical activity.

Institute for Family Health Receives $1,250,000 Grant from NYS Department of Health to Promote Healthier School Environments and Communities in the Bronx

June 3, 2015

New York, NY (June 3, 2015) – The Institute for Family Health received a $1,250,000 grant to promote healthy environments in Bronx public schools and communities for the next five years, through New York State’s Healthy Schools and Communities program. Dr. Neil Calman, the Institute’s president and CEO, said, “The Institute’s Bronx Health REACH program …read more

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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

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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 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

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

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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

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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

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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

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