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The Institute for Family Health

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