Dr. Neil S. Calman, president and CEO of The Institute for Family Health, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to
The Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS), in partnership with Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, announced today that a volunteer medical team will be deployed to Puerto Rico to provide critical medical relief to residents of the island in the wake of the damage caused by Hurricane Maria. The seven–member team is part of a
On September 14, HRSA announced $10.5 million in awards to sixty-two NYS health centers to support increased access to substance abuse and mental health services. The majority of health centers received approximately $175,000. A list of the awardees is available here. HRSA Regional Administrator Ronald Moss announced the awards at Betances Health Center
HRSA’s 2017 Quality Improvement Awards recently recognized sixty-one FQHCs in New York State with awards totaling $6.4 million. The funds are based on performance on the 2016 Uniform Data Systems reports that FQHCs submit to the funding agency. As described in HRSA’s announcement, the funds are intended to support continued FQHC quality
Congratulations to Patricia Fernandez, President and CEO of Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center and recipient of the Primary Care Development Corporation’s (PCDC) 2017 Excellence in Primary Care Award! Selected for her leadership and embodiment of PCDC’s goal to ensure quality primary care for all, Ms. Fernandez was honored at the
Mary Zelazny, Chair of the CHCANYS Board of Directors and CEO of Finger Lakes Community Health, was recently appointed to serve as a Regional Representative to the National Association of Community Health Centers’ Board of Directors. Her two-year term will begin on October 1st. Congratulations, Mary!
Treating people for free or for very little money has been the role of community health centers across the U.S. for decades. In 2015, 1 in 12 Americans sought care at one of these clinics; nearly 6 in 10 were women, and hundreds of thousands were veterans.
The community clinics — now roughly 1,300-strong — have also expanded in recent years to
The New York Academy of Medicine honored the 2015 and 2016 recipients of the Lewis and Jack Rudin New York Prize in Medicine and Health, Dr. Neil S. Calman of the Institute for Family Health and Dr. Carol R. Horowitz of Mount Sinai, at a special event on January 26, 2017. Following a reception with more than one hundred guests, each award recipient