Dr. Neil Calman, MD, a pioneer in the creation and growth of community-based health centers in New York, has been elected Board Chair for the statewide association representing the Empire State’s nearly 70 federally qualified health centers.
Dr. Calman has served as president and CEO of the Institute for Family Health, one of the largest networks of federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) in New York State, since he co-founded the organization in 1983. During his tenure, Dr. Calman has grown the Institute from a small nonprofit organization with four staff members to a robust primary care network serving over 117,000 patients annually in the Mid-Hudson Valley, the Bronx, Manhattan and Brooklyn.
“Dr. Calman’s deep commitment to the community health center mission and his efforts to eliminate health disparities are truly inspiring,” said Rose Duhan, President and CEO of the Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS). “I am thrilled to welcome him into his new role as CHCANYS’ Board Chair, and I look forward to working more closely with him to ensure that all New Yorkers, regardless of income level or insurance status, have access to high-quality, affordable health care services.” >> read more