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View a full list of the Institute’s milestones.


The Institute establishes seven of its health centers as COVID-19 vaccine distribution sites. Vaccines are offered at no out-of-pocket cost to all eligible individuals at two locations in the Bronx, one in Manhattan, and four in the Mid-Hudson Valley. In the first half of the year, over 14,000 people accessed the life-saving COVID-19 vaccine at an Institute site.


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Institute rapidly launched a new telehealth program, thereby safely sustaining access to care for underserved New York communities. By the end of 2020, patients accessed nearly 300,000 virtual primary care, mental health and social services visits.


The Institute received competitive funding from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to launch a new family nurse practitioner residency program in the Bronx.

The Institute opened its first school-based health center in the Bronx at JHS 123, the James M. Kieran School.


In May, the Institute opened it 30th location: the Institute for Family Health at Westchester Square, the former Access Health Center operated by AHRCHealth Care.

This year, the Institute was fortunate to receive funding to address critical population health issues in the communities we serve: funds from the Centers for Disease Control permitted us to expand our Bronx Health REACH project to the entire county; and a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency (SAMHSA) is supporting efforts to curb opioid overdose through out our service area.

Dr. Neil Calman, president and CEO, was appointed to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine (NAM), one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine, recognizing individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. Membership in NAM will afford him the opportunity to participate in national discussions of policy and to apply his experience to our nation’s critical health problems.


The Institute opens two new health centers – Cadman Family Health Center in Brooklyn and The Institute for Family Health at 17th Street in Manhattan.


The Institute opens a new school based health center in collaboration with Harlem Children’s Zone. The health center is located at the Promise Academy II on 125th Street and Madison Avenue, and serves children in grades K-12.