The Center for Family and Community Medicine seeks to enhance the health of
our community through education, service, research, and academic-community partnerships.
In education - to train competent and compassionate physicians who promote health and
relieve suffering in concert with patients, their families, and their communities;
In service - to provide quality health care to patients in the context of their
communities, particularly those in underserved urban settings;
In research - to conduct applied research that enhances both our service and teaching
programs, and addresses unmet health needs of the communities we serve;
In partnerships - to collaborate to reduce disparities in health care access for Northern
Manhattan residents through education and advocacy.