Family Health Center of Harlem Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on September 13, 2013

New York, NY
 – September 10, 2013  –– 

New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Nirav Shah will be the keynote speaker at a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the Institute for Family Health’s Family Health Center of Harlem on Friday, September 13, 2013. The Institute operates the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the first department of family medicine at a Manhattan academic medical center.

Dr. Neil Calman, MD, the President & CEO of the Institute for Family Health, and Dr. Dennis Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, will formally recognize the many government, private sector and community leaders who provided funding and support to open this state-of-the-art community health facility in the historic neighborhood of Harlem.

The Family Health Center of Harlem, which opened for patient care in late 2012, is expected to provide over 70,000 primary care, behavioral health and dental visits to more than 10,000 patients this year. The center offers a Ryan White program, WIC services, Single StopTM benefits assistance, one-on-one and group health education, and weekly community fitness classes. As a federally qualified health center, the site welcomes patients of all ages, regardless of their ability to pay, so that it can be a trusted health care home for Harlem families for years to come. The center is also home to the Harlem Residency in Family Medicine, a federally-funded Teaching Health Center program, and serves as the training site for Mount Sinai medical students doing their clerkships and electives as well as dental residents from the Mount Sinai Medical Center.