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The Immigrant Health Initiative: A Q&A with Guedy Arniella and Nedelka Sotelo

July 29, 2021

This month, the New York City Council renewed funding for the Immigrant Health Initiative, an Institute program that works to remove barriers to health care for the City’s immigrant and uninsured communities. Guedy Arniella...

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Remembering Reverend Foley

July 29, 2021

On July 24, 2021, a portion of Grand Ave near the corner of 190th street in the Bronx, opposite the Cosmopolitan Church of the Lord Jesus, was renamed Pastor Robert Lewis Foley, Sr., Way....

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Meet our Family Medicine Residency Class of 2024

July 29, 2021

We are so excited to welcome our newest class of our family medicine residencies, the class of 2024! You can find our residents working to provide care at our health centers in Kingston, Ellenville,...

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The Institute Expands Access to “OpenNotes” Visit Notes for Patients

June 30, 2021

The Institute is proud be part of “OpenNotes,” a national effort to give patients access to their health care visit notes. Studies show that people generally only remember about 40% of what is said...

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The Institute Celebrates Pride

June 30, 2021

  Institute staff were delighted to join in celebrating Pride throughout the month of June. At events across New York, staff met with community members to share our Pride, offer health tips and education,...

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“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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The Institute, NYU and Mount Sinai researchers target COVID-19 disparities

May 28, 2021

A team of Institute researchers will work closely with similar teams from the NYU Grossman School of Medicine and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to increase COVID-19 vaccine access and acceptance...

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In memory of Dr. Cheryl Clark

May 28, 2021

We at the Institute are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our dear colleague and friend, Dr. Cheryl Clark. Revered by patients, co-workers, residents and students, Dr. Clark was truly an exceptional person...

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Virtual Narcan Training on Zoom on Friday, May 21 from 1:00-2:00pm

May 12, 2021

On Friday, May 21, from 1:00-2:00pm, the Institute will collaborate with the New Paltz Opioid Prevention and Response Team to offer a Narcan training via Zoom, where participants will learn how to prevent overdose....

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COVID-19 vaccine outreach efforts for the Spanish-speaking community in the Mid-Hudson: A conversation with Dr. Marta Sanchez

April 30, 2021

In December 2020, Dr. Marta Sanchez was named, along with Dr. Walter Woodley, to the Ulster County COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Coalition. The coalition, set up by the Ulster County government, consists of health, religious...

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Partnership with New York City & FEMA expands vaccine access in the Bronx

April 30, 2021

The Institute is collaborating with New York City and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to expand access to COVID-19 vaccines in the Soundview Peninsula, a geographically isolated and medically underserved neighborhood in the...

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Gender Wellness Services at the Kingston Family Health Center

April 30, 2021

Are you looking for gender-affirming care in Ulster County? Wherever you are in your journey, we are here to help. Our staff is here to provide coordinated gender-affirming care and help you build a...

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Institute Staff join CHCANYS Virtual Advocacy Week to #valueCHCs

March 31, 2021

From March 8-12, Institute staff members participated in the annual advocacy outreach to elected state representatives led by the Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS). Rather than visit Albany in person...

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Are you struggling with opioid use? Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT) can help.

March 31, 2021

Do you or a loved one struggle with pain pills, heroin, or fentanyl? Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT) can help. Each person has a personal path to recovery from opioid use disorder. Treatment with...

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Nursing students resume in-person training at the Institute

March 24, 2021

The Institute for Family Health has always welcomed students from a variety of disciplines to rotate at our federally qualified health centers. This past year, placements have been very limited due to the need...

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