Our Community: Mid-Hudson Valley
The vast majority of patients served by the Institute of Family Health in the Mid-Hudson Valley reside in Ulster and Dutchess counties, which consist of small cities, towns and some rural areas. The Institute is one of the only healthcare providers in the region that accepts patients regardless of their ability to pay, and for this reason, we serve a disproportionate number of patients from low-income communities and others facing barriers to accessing healthcare.
Each of the Institute’s Mid-Hudson Valley practices addresses many of these issues by providing a full range of primary medical care, mental health, and social support services. The Institute also develops partnerships and collaborative approaches to support community efforts to improve health and improve care.
We maintain linkages with community stakeholders, local elected officials, funders, local hospitals, school districts, colleges, law enforcement, health and human service agencies, and others throughout our Mid-Hudson service area. We encourage our residents to take part in community activities and events.
Some examples of community engagement activities that our residents have initiated or participated in include:
- Providing health education and screenings to recent immigrants through the Ulster Immigrant Defense Network
- Offering Narcan training and information on medication assisted treatments for substance use disorder at the annual Recovery Festival in New Paltz, NY
- Standing by at school sports events to provide sideline medicine to student athletes
- Staffing the Artists Clinic and providing primary care for uninsured artists and community members at the annual O+ Festival in Kingston, NY
- Conducting community outreach at local farmers’ markets, resource fairs, and other events
The Mid-Hudson Family Medicine Residency Program is proud to be a part of the Mid-Hudson valley community.