The Institute, is a non-profit corporation in New York City serving communities of high medical need through the development of primary health care services and health professional education. The Institute's mission is to improve the quality and availability of family practice services in response to the needs of medically underserved populations.
Volunteer Opportunities: The Institute for Urban Family Health and the New York Metro Regional AHEC (Area Health Education Center) Program sponsor a Summer Internship Program for medical students as well as college and high school students. Public health projects available to students have included: Tuberculosis Screening and Education; Patient Education Project at Homeless Sites; Health Fairs for Homeless Women and Children; Health Needs Assessments in Lower East Side Communities; Complementary Medicine; Pregnancy Testing; Counseling and Community Outreach; Asthma Education; Maternal and Child Health Project; Patient Understanding Study; and HIV Quality of Care studies.
Other volunteer opportunities may also be available during the academic year. Please contact the Institute for more information