Naloxone approved for over-the-counter sale in pharmacies nationwide
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Naloxone approved for over-the-counter sale in pharmacies nationwide

April 27, 2023

Naloxone (also known as Narcan) is now FDA-approved for sale over the counter in pharmacies nationwide. You will now be able to find naloxone at your local pharmacy, available without a prescription. Naloxone is...

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August is National Breastfeeding Month! Learn about the different ways we support breastfeeding families

August 29, 2022

At the Institute for Family Health, we are committed to supporting families as they feed and care for a newborn, including through providing support for breastfeeding and chestfeeding. (If you are not familiar with...

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Virtual Narcan trainings on Zoom scheduled for June

June 22, 2022

The Institute will offer two virtual Narcan trainings on Zoom for our New York City and Hudson Valley community members. Participants can also have a free Narcan kit mailed to them after they have...

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Congressman Jim McGovern visits the Institute’s 17th Street Health Center to Discuss Solutions to Food Insecurity

August 31, 2021

Rep. Jim McGovern, Chairman of the House Rules Committee, visited The Institute for Family Health at 17th Street  to meet with Institute staff, including Michaela Frazier, Vice President for Social Support Services, Haileigh Nelson,...

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“What is a care navigator?” A Q&A with Katie Bierlein

“What is a care navigator?” A Q&A with Katie Bierlein

May 28, 2021

Have you ever been referred to a care navigator? Their job is to help patients find the care resources they need to manage certain medical and/or behavioral health conditions. Katie Bierlein, one of the...

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Sepulveda visit Soundview school

NY State Senator Luis Sepúlveda Visits New School Based Health Center in the Bronx

October 9, 2019

On October 8, 2019, the Institute staff was pleased to welcome NY State Senator Luis Sepúlveda to our newest school based health center at the James M. Kieran School (JHS 123) in the Soundview...

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Care Management Partners of Ulster County Launches New Website

September 24, 2019

We’re excited to announce the launch of! The Institute is one of nine agencies who are part of Care Management Partners of Ulster County, a free program that makes sure you get the...

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Institute Hosts Press Conference for Manhattan District Attorney to Announce “Redefining Reentry” Initiative

April 9, 2018

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the investment of $7.2 million to expand healthcare, education, housing, and employment opportunities for New Yorkers reentering their communities from jail or prison. The Manhattan...

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Preventing Child Abuse in Ulster County: Q&A with a Family Support Worker

April 27, 2017

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and to highlight the role the Institute plays in supporting families and strengthening our communities, we spoke with Nora Engelhard, a Family Support Worker at our Ulster...

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Why We ♥ The ACA: Reason #5

March 24, 2017

Reason #5: Mental Health & Substance Use Treatment as an Essential Benefit Historically, mental health services have not been valued in the same way that medical and surgical services are. The Affordable Care Act...

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