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The Institute’s Dr. Neil Calman to be Honored at PCDC’s 20th Anniversary Gala

Posted 04/07/14

PCDC will hold its 20th Anniversary Spring Gala on June 9, 2014 from 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers. This year PCDC celebrates 20 years of working with organizations and individuals who are on the cutting edge of the healthcare movement. The 2014 Spring Gala is a significant opportunity to recognize […]

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The Institute for Family Health Expands Diabetes Prevention and Education Services

Posted 04/01/14

The Institute for Family Health was recently awarded renewed status as an accredited diabetes education program by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. This designation ensures that all patients receive access to critical diabetes education services at all Institute health centers. Diabetes education teaches patients with, or at risk for diabetes, how to manage their […]

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The New York State Health Insurance Marketplace closed on March 31st!

Posted 03/28/14

If you did not apply for private insurance by March 31, you cannot apply this year and will need to wait until the Insurance Marketplace opens again for coverage next year. However, you may apply for Medicaid and Child Health Plus at any time during the year. The Institute for Family Health continues to offer […]

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Institute Staff at the Amsterdam Family Health Center Encourage Parents to Read to Children ‘Early and Often’ for Success in School

Posted 03/20/14

Students from the River Park Nursery School visited the Institute for Family Health’s Amsterdam Family Health Center for a children’s book reading on March 18th. The visit was made to support Reach Out and Read, a program that partners with doctors and other medical providers to encourage families to read together. Before preschool or pre […]

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The Institute for Family Health Receives “Health Home” Implementation Funding to Improve Care Coordination

Posted 03/12/14

The Institute for Family Health was awarded New York State funding to support coordination of health services for individuals with chronic, complex conditions. State-designated “Health Homes” across New York received funds to offset critical investments made to launch the Health Home program for Medicaid beneficiaries with chronic illnesses. Health Homes were authorized under the federal […]

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Rev. Dr. Koshin Paley Ellison Presents Grand Rounds on March 14th

Posted 03/12/14

Rev. Dr. Koshin Paley Ellison, MFA, LMSW, DMin, Cofounder of the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care, will present at the Department’s March Grand Rounds. His presentation is entitled “Intimacy and Compassion at the Bedside: A Contemplative Care Approach.” Opening remarks will be given by Rabbi Rafael Goldstein, BCC, Director of the Department of […]

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The Institute’s Community HealthCorps® Program Wins #INSTALUM Contest

Posted 02/19/14

The Community HealthCorps® program at the Institute for Family Health was one of the winners of the Community HealthCorps® #INSTALUM Contest. Our members, along with other volunteers, spent MLK Day cleaning up Spring Creek Park in Queens with NYC Parks Natural Areas Volunteers. They removed all sorts of interesting things from the park: bottles and […]

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Dutchess County Healthy Families Program Will Host Community Education Event to Prevent Infant Abandonment

Posted 02/15/14

On Thursday, February 20 from 10:00am to 12:00pm, the public is invited to hear Timothy Jaccard, Director of Baby Safe Haven, at the Family Partnership Auditorium, 29 North Hamilton Street. (Parking available across the street.) Mr. Jaccard will train community leaders, health professionals, social service professionals, police and other residents of Dutchess County to address […]

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Third Annual Research & Innovation Symposium

Posted 02/03/14

The Third Annual Research & Innovation Symposium will be held on February 7th, 2014 from 5:00 – 8:00pm. It is an evening to celebrate the excellent projects conducted by the Institute for Family Health and the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. Scott Barnett, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, will give […]

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The Institute for Family Health and Ellenville Regional Hospital Join Coalition to Drive Down Suicide Rates Across Healthcare Systems

Posted 01/22/14

The Institute for Family Health and Ellenville Regional Hospital announced that they are joining healthcare organizations and systems across the country to make suicide prevention a priority. The “Zero Suicide” approach, a project of the Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, is a national effort to establish suicide prevention and intervention as core components of primary […]

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