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October 10th, 2014

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. Read the rest of this entry »

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

October 8th, 2014

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. Read the rest of this entry »

The Institute for Family Health Observes Suicide Prevention Month

September 18th, 2014

New York, NY (September 18, 2014) – Throughout the month of September, the Institute for Family Health will be observing national Suicide Prevention Month as part of its ongoing efforts to raise awareness about suicide prevention. The Institute, a New York State health center network, has played a leading role in promoting evidence-based suicide prevention efforts in primary care settings Read the rest of this entry »

NYC Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett Presented Grand Rounds on September 12th

September 16th, 2014

Mary Bassett, MD, MPH, Commissioner of Health at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, presented at the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health’s September 12, 2014 Grand Rounds. Her presentation, entitled “Place Based Solutions to Neighborhood Health Disparities,” described the health department’s plan to reduce health disparities in NYC using a neighborhood-centered approach. Read the rest of this entry »

NY1 Highlights Teaching Health Centers, Featuring Drs. Neil Calman and Bamidele Olatunbosun

September 3rd, 2014

Drs. Neil Calman and Bamidele Olatunbosun were featured on a NY1 story on Teaching Health Centers. In 2011, the Institute received federal funding from HRSA to open a second Teaching Health Center program in New York State, located at its Family Health Center of Harlem, in the historic neighborhood of Harlem. Read the rest of this entry »

El Instituto de Salud para la Familia en las noticias

September 3rd, 2014

En el 25 de agosto, el canal de noticias Univision reportó sobre los servicios de salud se ofrecemos aqui en el Instituto. El reportero se entrevistó a la Dra. Aimee Mankodi y entrenador de diabetes Leniza Tineo. También habló con una paciente del Centro de Salud de Harlem sobre los servicios y sus experiencias generales. Read the rest of this entry »

The Institute Receives Funding to Strengthen Primary Care Infrastructure

August 18th, 2014

The Institute received approximately $270,000 from the New York Community Trust, United Hospital Fund, and Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation to strengthen our care management infrastructure and related analytical and quality improvement capabilities. Read the rest of this entry »

FREE Zumba classes offered at the Institute’s Family Health Center of Harlem

August 7th, 2014

Did you know the Family Health Center of Harlem is offering FREE Zumba classes as part of Shape Up NYC? This heart-pumping workout helps you burn calories, increases your strength and improves your cardiovascular health. Continuous movement to great music makes it fun. Join us! Read the rest of this entry »

Council Member Ritchie Torres Pioneers Use of Discretionary Funding for HealthBucks

August 4th, 2014

Bronx Health REACH is thrilled to announce that Council Member Ritchie Torres has earmarked $10,000 from the City’s 2015 budget for HealthBucks in District 15, and is the first member of the City Council to fund this program. Read the rest of this entry »

The Institute Shares its Best Practices for Kiosk Utilization

July 9th, 2014

In June 2013, the Institute for Family Health was awarded a Patient Engagement and Education Kiosk (PEEK) grant by the Fund for Public Health for New York. Since then, the Institute has installed computer kiosks in the waiting areas of each of its New York City sites to better engage our patients in their health care and provide educational materials. Read the rest of this entry »