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  • A recognized leader in health care delivery and health professional training in New York State.
  • Our Mission
    • Provide health care to those who need it most
    • Use the family practice model of care
    • Train students and health professionals
    • Promote diversity in the healthcare workforce
    • Participate in health services research and policy development
  • Programs to Accomplish Our Mission
    • Medical, dental, mental health programs
    • Special programs/populations
    • Educational programs
    • Research
  • Manhattan Health Centers
    • Amsterdam Center
    • East 13th St. Family Practice
    • Phillips Family Practice
    • Sidney Hillman Family Practice
    • Washington Irving High School Health Center
    • Care for the Homeless at eight sites
  • Bronx Health Centers
    • Mt. Hope Family Practice
    • Parkchester Family Practice
    • Urban Horizons Family Health Center & River Center for Counseling
    • Walton Family Health Center
    • Westchester Avenue Center
  • Mid-Hudson Health Centers
    • Family Practice Center of Ellenville
    • Family Practice Center of Hyde Park
    • Family Practice Center of Kingston
    • Family Practice Center of New Paltz
    • Family Practice Center of Port Ewen
    • Specialty Care Center of Kingston
  • Clinical Programs
    • 25 federally-qualified health centers in Manhattan, the Bronx, and the Mid-Hudson Valley
    • Located in or serve a high need community
    • Provide comprehensive primary care services and supportive services such as translation, insurance enrollment and transportation that promote access to health care
    • Services are available to all, regardless of the ability to pay
  • Clinical Programs
    • Governed by a board that must be at least 51% patients
    • Meet other performance and accountability requirements regarding administrative, clinical, and financial operations
  • Our Patients
    • A diverse spectrum of economic and social backgrounds
  • Our Patients
    • Many are Latino, African-American, Caribbean-American, or recent immigrants
  • Medical Care
    • Primary care
    • Women’s health services such as gynecology and family planning
    • Prenatal and newborn care
    • Dental care for adults and children
    • HIV care and counseling
    • Additionally, at some sites:
    • Obstetrics
    • Complementary medicine such as herbal treatments, holistic medicine, and homeopathy
  • Psychosocial Services
    • Mental Health Services
    • Help with depression, stress, family problems
    • Psychiatry, psychiatric evaluations, medications
    • Individual, group, and family therapy for adults and children
    • Play therapy for children
    • Anger management
  • Pharmacy Services
    • Pharmacy Services
    • Federal 340B Pharmacy program offers prescription medications to patients at a reduced cost.
    • Arrangements with pharmacies located near each site to offer pharmacy services.
  • Staff and Budget
    • Over 600 staff members:
      • family physicians
      • family nurse practitioners
      • psychiatrists
      • social workers
      • health educators
      • nurses
      • practice administrators
      • administrative staff
    • A budget of approximately 45 million dollars
  • Electronic Health Records & HIT Projects
    • Patient-centered care
    • Continuous quality improvement
    • MyChart/MyHealth
    • Public health/Syndromic surveillance
  • Special Programs
      • Medical, health education, and social services for the uninsured.
      • A joint project with students from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and New York University School of Medicine
    The Walton-ECHO & NYC Free Clinics
  • Special Programs
    • Care for the Homeless Program
      • Primary care and support services serving homeless individuals and families
  • Special Programs
    • Care for the Homeless Program
    • Eight locations in Manhattan
      • Soup kitchens and drop-in centers
      • Transitional housing
      • Senior residence
      • Center for homeless youth
  • Special Programs
    • Ryan White Programs for People with HIV-Related Illnesses
      • Primary care, counseling, case management
      • Three locations:
      • Sidney Hillman Family Practice
      • Urban Horizons Family Health Center
      • Family Practice of Hyde Park
  • Special Programs
    • Healthy Families, Healthy Start, and Community Health Worker Programs
    • In-home support for mothers-to-be and families with young children
    • In Ulster and Dutchess Counties
  • Health Professions Education
    • Family Medicine Residency Training
    • The Beth Israel Residency in Urban Family Practice in Manhattan, NY
    • The Mid-Hudson Family Practice Residency Program in Kingston, NY
  • Health Professions Education
    • Promotes diversity in the health professions
    • Encourages students to choose health careers
    • Places providers in underserved communities
    New York Metropolitan Area Health Education Center Program (AHEC)
  • Educational Programs
    • Community HealthCorps Program
    • A national AmeriCorps program
    • Develops future health care workers
    • Promotes health for the underserved
    • Recruits volunteers
    • to support
    • community health
  • Leadership Training
    • Professional and Faculty Development
    • Training in strategic planning, leadership, diversity, and more
    • Prepares health professionals to become leaders and administrators
    • Open to members of other organizations
  • Research & IRB
    • Clinical and health services research supports our core mission to provide access to superior care for all
    • Supports community-based participatory research
    • The Institute’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a peer-review body responsible for safeguarding the rights of human subjects
  • Addressing Racial Disparities in Health Care
    • Bronx Health REACH/Bronx Healthy Hearts/
    • NY Center of Excellence in the Elimination of Disparities
      • Community coalition to reduce racial disparities in diabetes and heart disease
      • Work for legislative and regulatory changes
      • Work with schools, churches and restaurants to promote health, fitness and good nutrition
      • The End