The Institute for Family Health operates the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health in affiliation with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The Institute, founded in 1983, is committed to high-quality, affordable health care and accepts all patients, regardless of their ability to pay, at all of its practices. The Institute uses its expertise and resources to address racial and ethnic disparities in health, advance use of health information technology, and find innovative ways to improve care for diabetes, depression, women’s health, HIV, and other priorities in the communities it serves. It is committed to improving the health care system, particularly for individuals and communities who historically have had limited access to care. It also engages in research to improve health care services and participates in policy development at local, state, and national levels.
The Institute for Family Health is a federally qualified health center (FQHC) network that holds both a New York State Article 28 Diagnostic and Treatment Center license and an Article 31 Office of Mental Health license, providing medical, mental health, and dental services, as well as primary care training and education. The Institute operates 19 full-time and 8 part-time health centers serving low-income communities in New York City and the Mid-Hudson Valley. Across all of these sites, the Institute provides 575,000 visits to nearly 100,000 patients each year. As an FQHC, it meets national standards for affordable, accessible, comprehensive health care services. It is accredited by the Joint Commission and recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a level 3 patient-centered medical home, the highest recognition available.
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