Institute for Family Health

Basic Information

Address: 16 East 16th Street New York City, NY
Phone Number: 2122065200

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Additional Information

Causes Served: Healthcare for underserved communities in NYC and the Mid-Hudson Valley
Clearances Required: Yes
Background Check: Yes
Population Served: Residents of NYC and the Mid-Hudson Valley
Ages for Volunteer: 16+
Hours of Service: flexible
Minimum Hours Required: flexible
Days of Service: flexible
Mission Statement:

The mission of the Institute for Family Health is to improve access to high quality, patient-centered primary health care targeted to the needs of medically underserved communities.

In support of its mission, the Institute:

Develops and operates community health care centers that include primary care, behavioral health, dental and social services;
Trains health care professionals to provide patient centered primary care on a family practice model;
Addresses barriers to health equity to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health outcomes;
Promotes the meaningful use of health information technology to enhance the quality and efficiency of care, increase coordination with other providers, provide patients with access to their health records and communicate with the public health care system – all while maintaining the highest levels of privacy and security of personal health information;
Implements community based health promotion and outreach programs;
Engages in health services research and formulates policy related to primary care and mental health care delivery and education; and
Promotes workforce diversity and provides a work environment that encourages personal and professional development of its workers at all levels.

Program History:

The Institute for Urban Family Health was established in 1983 as a nonprofit organization and opened
its first office in the Bronx. It spread to Manhattan in 1986 and the Mid-Hudson Valley in 2007. Today it has over 20 sites that offer primary care, mental health, and social services on a sliding-fee scale.