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Refugees Get Off to a New Start with Health Care Services

The United States has a longstanding history of accepting refugees in search of a new life, all of whom have fled war-torn countries or cannot safely return to their home country.

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Impacting Real New Yorkers

NYHealth pursues ambitious goals to improve the health of all New Yorkers. As we stay focused on larger goals to achieve widespread changes to health care policy and practice, we are continually motivated and inspired by the people and communities that the Foundation and our grantees are helping every day. Read their stories.

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New Yorkers Involved with the Criminal Justice System Get Needed Mental Health Care

Having struggled with undiagnosed mental illness her entire life, Teisha received treatment through a program that provides alternatives to incarceration.

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New Yorkers Who Got Covered Under Obamacare

To help uninsured New Yorkers enroll in coverage, the New York Health Foundation funded community-based organizations to serve as trusted messengers to their communities for outreach and enrollment activities. Here are their stories.

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Veterans Find Help and Hope Through Supportive Services

Andy, a New York combat veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, suffered from chronic pain and depression until he sought treatment from the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America’s (IAVA) Rapid Response Referral Program.

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Children Struggling with Mental Illness Get Help at the Pediatrician’s Office

For children living with mental health conditions, finding and receiving timely treatment can be difficult. A new program on Long Island is working to better meet the needs of children with mental health issues and their families.

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House Calls Help Homebound Patients Reconnect with Primary Care

Dr. Kevin Dooley visits the homes of the 15–20 patients he sees each week through the Home Visiting Physicians program administered by St. Peter’s Health Partners Medical Associates (SPHPMA) and its affiliate, the Eddy Visiting Nurse Association (EVNA).

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Health Care Providers Improve Diabetes Care for Patients

When health care providers had the opportunity to attain recognition from a national diabetes program, it was not only a chance to deliver excellent diabetes care and achieve good outcomes for patients, but also a way to transform a systemwide approach to care.

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New Yorkers Coping with Mental Health and Substance Use Conditions Find Hope Through Improved Care

New Yorkers have rebuilt their lives after finally getting treatment for both substance use and mental health issues at a clinics that have improved their delivery of care for clients struggling with both conditions.

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Community Health Workers and Congregations Team Up to Fight Diabetes

Through a partnership with NYHealth grantee The Institute for Leadership, the Faith Fights Diabetes initiative helped congregations across the State launch diabetes prevention and management programs.

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Low-Income New Yorkers with Health Issues Obtain Legal Help During Hard Times

By connecting people to health resources and helping them navigate complex legal challenges during times of illness and vulnerability, LegalHealth plays an important role in improving the health of New Yorkers across the State.

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