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Renewing our struggle against racism

June 30, 2020

The Institute grieved with the nation for George Floyd and the many other lives lost to the racism, injustice and violence that have plagued Black communities for generations. We are called to recommit ourselves...

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Now You See Us

June 25, 2020

The following piece was written by Dr. Joe Debrah, a resident in our Mid-Hudson Family Medicine Residency. It first appeared in the New York State Academy of Family Physicians’ Weekly eNews on June 11....

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THE PRESIDENT'S BLOG

Renewing our struggle against racism in all its forms and expressions

June 1, 2020

I would like to declare today, June 1, 2020 as a day of re-commitment in honor of Mr. George Floyd and the countless others in our nation, throughout our history, who have suffered from...

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New safety precautions at our health centers

May 31, 2020

We are working hard to keep everyone safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Here are some of the things we’re doing to keep you safe when you visit our health centers: We’re doing...

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The Institute provides referrals to hotel rooms for COVID-19 prevention and recovery

May 29, 2020

When a patient tests positive or has symptoms of COVID-19, the New York City Department of Health recommends staying isolated from other people for at least 14 days. But for many New Yorkers—including the...

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The Institute offers family planning services through telehealth

May 29, 2020

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Institute staff moved quickly to offer telehealth services for all kinds of health care — including birth control and family planning counseling, emergency contraception, pregnancy counseling, prenatal...

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A Centering reunion for new moms over Zoom

May 11, 2020

COVID-19 has changed nearly every aspect of our lives these past weeks, but it hasn’t changed the fact that babies are still being born every minute. At the Institute’s Walton Family Health Center and...

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Racial disparities in COVID-19 fatalities in New York: An essential reading list

April 30, 2020

Recent data released by the New York State Department of Health show higher COVID-19 fatalities among Black and Latinx patients when compared to other groups. Speaking to Gothamist, the Institute’s president and CEO, Dr....

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The Institute receives a gift from the David Geffen Foundation

March 31, 2020

The David Geffen Foundation provided a generous grant of $50,000 to assist the Institute with COVID-19-related prevention and services. Founded by music executive and film producer David Geffen in 1986, the Foundation provides grants to nonprofits working on a...

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Behavioral health care: now by video visit or phone

March 17, 2020

As of March 17th, 2020, the Institute for Family Health will provide all behavioral health appointments over the phone or by video rather than in-person. We are doing this to help prevent the spread of COVID-19...

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Important information about COVID-19 (coronavirus)

March 5, 2020

**Please click here for updated information about COVID-19.  We care about your health and we understand that you may be concerned about COVID-19, the coronavirus that has spread to several countries including the U.S....

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The Institute stands in support of funding for five vital public health programs

February 28, 2020

As a community health center, the Institute stands with our colleagues across the country in urging Congress to pass legislation that secures five years of funding for five vital programs: the Community Health Center...

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COVID-19, the “Coronavirus”: Know the Facts

February 28, 2020

The situation is changing. Please read this important update about COVID-19 (coronavirus). As you’ve heard in the news, a novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, started to appear late last year in China and has...

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Murry Bergtraum School-Based Health Center opens its doors

February 11, 2020

Last week, the Institute was pleased to open a school-based health center inside Murry Bergtraum Campus, which comprises four public high schools. Like the Institute’s other six school-based health centers, the one in Murry...

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Farm Share kicks off a new season at Walton and Stevenson Family Health Centers

January 31, 2020

The Corbin Hill Farm Share started its 2020 winter season of offering affordable, high-quality fresh produce at a weekly pop-up at two Institute health centers: the Walton Family Health Center in Mount Hope and...

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